- Julius Malema does not support the sale of alcohol during lockdown
- The EFF leader voiced his opinions on booze and those who are celebrating the lifted alcohol ban
- A clip of his rant was shared online and it sparked a debate
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Julius Malema is not a fan of the government's decision to lift the ban on the sale of alcohol during the lockdown.
The EFF leader slammed booze and those who celebrated the news during the EFF's press briefing.
Malema was heard saying there is"nothing good about alcohol" and he went on to list the problems booze cause in one's health and the society - including rising the crime levels.
"Alcohol is destructive. Alcohol destroys families, alcohol destroys lives," he said.
Juju added people tend to make bad decisions while under the influence and he said it contributed to gender-based violence.
Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux posted a snippet of Malema's speech about alcohol on the social media platform.
Take a look at the clip below:
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The video managed to spark a debate on alcohol - some said it would not be able to rid the country of booze while others agreed with Malema's views.
Twitter user, @MUZUKHONA_28, commented:
"Deep down we know it's the truth kodwa ke."
It did not take long for a tweep to dig up an old video of Juju where he appeared to be intoxicated.
Twitter user, @Balls2Ginger, shared the video and captioned it:
"Julius Malema getting drunk on Herbal Life then? I bet he has bottles in his house worth more than my car!"
Briefly.co.za reported on Thursday that Malema voiced his opposition to lockdown Level 3 during a press conference.
Juju is adamant that South Africa is not ready to shift to Level 3 and he claims that the government is putting the lives of the poor black majority at great risk of contracting Covid-19.
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