Julius Malema responds to criticism over viral business class photo

Julius Malema responds to criticism over viral business class photo

- A photo of Julius Malema drinking champagne in business class has gone viral

- Attorney Daniël Eloff slammed Malema over the image, calling him a hypocrite

- Not one to shy away from a fight, Malema personally replied to Eloff

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A photo showing EFF leader Julius Malema sitting in business class on a flight has gone viral on social media.

The picture drew another of responses both defending and slamming the Red Berets' command in chief

Malema himself replied to some of the comments online.

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Attorney Daniël Eloff shared the picture, along with the caption: "Enjoying some Moët et Chandon flying in business class while preparing to fight for the poor." 

His remark echoed a number of comments online, with several people calling Julius Malema out for hypocrisy. 

"[Malema] pretends to be a "son of the soil" and champion for the poor while he drinks expensive champagne and flies in business class," Eloff said. 

Eloff also criticised Malema for enjoying "the best capitalism has to offer", when he and EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu have repeatedly condemned the capitalist system, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Unsurprisingly, Eloff's tweet caused a stir. Dozens of social media users chimed in, with some siding with Malema and others cheering Eloff on. 

Never one to shy from drama, Malema himself joined the fray. 

"Don't forget to take your medication today," Malema wrote. 

He also teased Eloff by commenting "Yes, happy now?" along with the champagne emoji. 

This is not the first time the EFF has been accused of hypocrisy. Previously, party members drew criticism after they spent a weekend at a luxury venue and spent thousands of Rand on expensive alcohol.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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