- The EFF's Floyd Shivambu came out swinging at Cyril Ramaphosa over the new unemployment statistics
- Shivambu debased Ramaphosa's so-called 'New Dawn' in light of rising joblessness
- However, some on social media said that the EFF's policies were no better at encouraging economic growth
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has lashed out at President Cyril Ramaphosa over the latest unemployment figures.
This comes after Stats SA revealed that unemployment increased in the second quarter of 2019 to 29%, the highest it's been since 2008.
"Where's the New Dawn?" Shivambu tweeted.
Cyril Ramaphosa's election as president brought with it significant hope that he would improve the country's struggling economy. However, this 'Ramaphoria' has taken a knock in recent months as the economy has continued to fare poorly.
"Where's the New Dawn & it's allies, the white capitalist establishment?" Shivambu posted on Twitter.
The EFF has grown increasingly critical of Ramaphosa in recent months, and Shivambu, in particular, has slammed the 'white capitalist establishment' several times in recent weeks.
He also alleged on Monday that Judge Sulet Potterill's ruling in favour of Pravin Gordhan this week was a sop to this so-called 'capitalist establishment'.
However, public interest lawyer Richard Spoor hit back at Shivambu on Twitter.
In response to Shivambu's tweet, Spoor wrote: "Oh the irony is too much when it is precisely the incoherent left policies so beloved of the EFF and the ANC that have brought this situation about."
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