- South Africans were at each others' throats over a photo of Juju on Friday
- The image showed the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader flying business class
- Some accused Malema of being a hypocrite while others defended him for "not being poor"
On Friday, a photo of Julius Malema started circulating on social media which showed the EFF leader enjoying a flight in business class.
"So you guy from EFF, do you really think this guy who fly on a business class is fighting for the poor?" a social media user, @zmobilefashion, captioned the post.
Briefly.co.za gathered the photo sparked a heated debate on social media. Some accused the EFF leader of being a hypocrite, claiming he cared about the poor while enjoying a lavish lifestyle.
However, others defended Malema by telling the trolls that just because he fights for those who are underprivileged, does not mean he has to be poor himself.
Ota Benga, who goes by the Twitter handle @OtaBenga5, commented: "So he must join the poor in their poverty to help them according to your white master standards. These are the results of mind control and self hate."
Another tweep, @Senzoku02397513, wrote: "Because some of you are convinced that fighting for the poor somehow requires that one be poor, with the exception of the FF+, all political parties claim to be fighting for the poor, all of them. but only one man is put under scrutiny. what nonsense is that?"
ChristoDuPlessis, @ChristoDuPless2, said: "After a decade of corruption and tax dodging I guess he has some spare cash."
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