- #JuliusMalemaMustFall has been trending on social media after the EFF leader took on the president
- Malema has referred to Ramaphosa as a b*stard on multiple occasions over the past week
- Citizens were divided over the call for the Red Beret boss to fall with many feeling Malema crossed the line
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has come under fire for his explicit insults aimed at President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa had been dubbed a 'b*stard' by Malema, both during the EFF's Black Lives Matter protest and in a social media post on Tuesday:
"Ramaphosa is the bastard, and there's nothing all of you, including him, can do."
This had resulted in a bitter back-and-forth between the ANC Youth League and the EFF Student Command with both entities slamming the other's leadership skills.
The ANC Youth League was adamant that Malema's attacks had been a desperate attempt to remain relevant:
"Malema failed dismally in his attempt for relevance and his conduct is a slap in the face to the struggle to defeat systematic racism that black people continue to be victims of. Demagogues and bigots like Malema will not contribute anything meaningful to the noble cause of confronting and defeating the deep-seated racial inequalities that Africans are subjected to."
The EFF Student Command had insisted that Ramaphosa and the ANC were responsible for the oppression of black citizens and didn't have the right to take part in the protests:
"It is the ANC police that arrested students activists in Fees Must Fall movements for fighting for free quality decolonised education. It is the ANC police that daily sends red ants to forcefully remove landless people from white-owned properties. Such an organisation will never qualify to say it cares for black lives: the ANC is part of the oppression of black lives."
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