- Readers were divided over the EFF praising Jacob Zuma for allegedly "removing white monopoly capital" from government
- Some agreed, but many slammed the EFF for changing their stance on Zuma
- Additionally, many slammed the former president
Briefly.co.za recently shared a story about the EFF praising Jacob Zuma for allegedly "removing white monopoly capital" in South Africa.
This was surprising as the EFF is usually highly-critical of the former president.
However, many readers on social media were not too pleased with the Red Berets' comments.
Some readers slammed the EFF for changing their stance regarding Zuma.
"Eff praising Jacob Zuma," wrote one Facebook user, Khotso Maine. "Wow, Malema and your party,seems like you don't know where you actually stand."
Another reader, Peta Moshabi Samuel, accused the EFF of hypocrisy regarding their condemnation of "white monopoly capital" when they regularly attend luxury events.
"This party always criticises white monopoly capital but last Saturday they attended white monopoly event Durban July," Samuel wrote. "Serious, this party is confused."
However, some readers sided with the EFF on the matter. Philane Msezane, for example, said that the EFF was right, writing, "Ramaphosa and his team are working to revive white capitalism (wmc) at its worse."
Finally, many readers criticised both Zuma and the EFF, siding with neither. In particular, many said that they would not allow history to be rewritten with Zuma as a hero.
Johannes Masemola, for one, said, "Zuma will always be a dangerous thief to me, no matter how he tries."
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