- Julius Malema has urged Cyril Ramaphosa not to listeen to "white monopoly capital"
- He told the president to be on guard against external forces
- Malema compared Ramaphosa's relationship with the business community to Jacob Zuma's relationship with the Guptas
The EFF has warned Cyril Ramaphosa to not be influenced by external interests.
Malema also told the president to be careful of 'yes-men' who will tell Ramaphosa what he wants to hear rather than be honest with him.
However, Malema said that he welcomed Ramaphosa's election as president nevertheless.
Malema made the comments while speaking at the Parliament building on Wednesday where MPs were being sworn in.
The EFF leader took swipes at Ramaphosa, implying that he was too close to business and private sector interests.
"We have not elected Oppenheimer," Malema said, according to eNCA.
Malema went on to warn Ramaphosa not to fall victim to external forces such as the Guptas, who were implicated alongside former president Jacob Zuma in extensive state capture. Indeed, Malema cited Zuma as a cautionary tale for the new presient.
Additionally, Malema told Ramaphosa not to listen to "white monopoly capital", saying that if he did so, he would be out of his job before his term was up.
Rather, Malema urged Ramaphosa to follow the "collective wisdom" of the voters who had put Ramaphosa in power, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Ramaphosa is set to be inaugurated as president on Saturday at an event at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
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