- Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema took no prisoners as he slammed Democratic Alliance MP Ghaleb Cachalia
- Juju's response was sparked by Cachalia when the DA MP criticised Malema's suggestion to honour the late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe
- Malema insinuated that Cachalia uses his family name for personal accumulation and the altercation went viral via social media
Many argue that the South African parliamentary debates have been more entertaining that ever since the emergence of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
A prime example played out on Tuesday as EFF leader Julius Malema took aim at Democratic Alliance MP Ghaleb Cachalia.
The altercation was sparked when Cachalia referenced Malema's age when criticising the EFF leader's motion to honour the late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.
Cachalia proceeded to highlight the human rights atrocities linked to Mugabe's reign.
Malema took exception to the comments and proceeded to slam Cachalia by initially labelling him an ageist.
Juju claimed that Cachalia could never match up to his political achievements and also accused the DA politician of using his family name for personal accumulation.
Malema accused Cachalia of hiding “behind the dress of your mother’s credentials”.
A point of order was raised by Cachalia, but Juju cited the fact that no names were mentioned.
The EFF leader responded, “I never mentioned anyone, but if the shoe fits, wear it.”
Briefly.co.za noted the popularity of the political exchange as the video footage has gone viral.
Twitter user @AdvBarryRoux shared the video via Twitter and it's already been viewed 333 000 times since Tuesday.
Honourable Gabrielle kaMagweni (@FlorenceMahlan2) said,
"This is political assassination twii."
Benny Mabena (@mabena79) suggested:
"You must think twice b4 you attach Julius."
Ghaleb cachalia. MP (@GhalebCachalia) responded in bullish fashion:
"Listen sunshine, Malema got put straight on Mugabe’s murderous madness. He had no comeback, so he resorted to cheap shots about me relying on family heritage. It didn’t wash. But I guess he has much on his mind - loss of defamation case, VBS prosecutions looming and the like."
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