- Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema shared a controversial social media post, which sided with the Nigerian musician Burna Boy
- Burna Boy has been strongly criticised by South African artists following comments that were deemed to be unflattering towards Mzansi
- Social media users lashed out at Malema ahead of the Africans Unite concert, which will bring Burna Boy to South Africa
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema enjoys an almost cult-like following in certain quarters of Mzansi.
However, the charismatic political leader may have taken things one step too far based on a controversial tweet.
Juju shared the tweet on Thursday evening as he seemingly pledged his support for much-maligned musician Burna Boy.
The Nigerian artist came in for strong criticism and South African musos have insisted that he apologise for previous comments made - as reported by Briefly.co.za.
Burna Boy and local hit-maker AKA have engaged in a war of words recently and many South Africans felt that the foreign artist was out of line.
Amidst the tension ahead of the Africans Unite concert, Malema took to Twitter to declare his support of Burna Boy and implied that South Africa is his home.
In closing, Malema added:
"We must resolutely oppose regionalism led by political illiterates."
The post did not go down well with many South Africans and Briefly.co.za gathered that Juju may just have bitten off more than he could chew.
Zwelihle (@UWelizwe) turned on his own leader:
"Lol I’m EFF yes but Yhoo u can spit nonsense my leader sometimes you don’t even advise this nonsense of a boy to apologise first for ill language he used on us, you just straight away impose him to us."
AKA.the.GOAT (@Duma_Mfundo97) touched on the political impact of the tweet:
"After 5 years from Now ,please call Burna boy to come and vote for You....cause clearly you don't care about how South Africans feel & i won't be surprise if you keep losing the Battle of Leading RSA."
Athi (@Athi83496498) expressed his disdain:
"Of course, Mr open borders. Dull, boring cretin. No wonder these foreign thugs do as they please here, they literally think SA is their home because of this garbage you spew. Burna Boy must come, we'll be waiting for him and we're still going to deal with him."
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