- EFF leader Julius Malema celebrated his 39th birthday on Tuesday
- Eagle-eyed critics spotted the use of champagne as Juju and party members enjoyed the festivities
- Malema has been accused of being a champagne socialist in the past and the recent images have sparked further criticism
Tuesday was a special day for EFF leader Julius Malema, as he celebrated his 39th birthday.
While Malema was accused of living a lavish lifestyle in years gone by, the CIC has applied a seemingly modest approach in recent times.
However, controversy was sparked once again after the EFF shared footage of some of Juju's birthday festivities.
As is to be expected, the party purchased some cake to celebrate the special day, but critics quickly zoned in on the drink of choice.
A few fancy bottles of champagne were spotted, while Juju and other EFF members were seen toasting with the lovely bubbly.
Based on the footage, the EFF invested in some House of BNG and M&C.
Briefly.co.za gathered the price range of Moet to vary dramatically from as little as R1 000, but up to a staggering R50 000.
Bonang's bubbly retails for approximately R399 per bottle, so the EFF did not necessarily break the bank for their special toast.
However, the recent scenes would do little to rid Juju of the champagne socialist title.
The EFF celebration took place on Monday, but Malema celebrated his birthday at the Entokozweni Day Care Centre in Orange Farm, Johannesburg.
The EFF renovated the day care centre after the government failed to give it any funding for over 30 years.
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