- The Economic Freedom Fighters held a Youth Day rally and addressed some key issues facing the country
- EFF leader Julius Malema pulled no punches, as he laid into the ruling party and deemed them to be leaderless
- Juju called on leaders to live up to the spirit of the youth in 1976 and to make brave decisions to achieve economic reform
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South Africans across the country are celebrating Youth Day and for most, the day offers a chance to unwind and reflect.
The Economic Freedom Fighters seemed to have done lots of reflecting, but did not take their eye off the prize.
Senior leaders of the party participated in a special Youth Day rally and a video of the address was shared via Twitter.
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EFF leader Julius Malema was not in a festive mood and did not mince his words relative to the ANC.
Malema slammed the ruling party and labelled them as leaderless.
Juju said, “The president of South Africa and his factional cabinet have abandoned ship.”
Malema reiterated the EFF's stance, as it once again opposed the relaxation of the lockdown measures.
The video can be viewed below.
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Briefly.co.za noted the public reaction to the feed.
Jeff mgiba (@mgiba_jeff) said,
"Every time Mr Malema speaks I see Chris Hani speaking..we thank you for standing up for African black skin child. Sir we love you. We love you Juju."
Akiel Weshi (@Akiel_Weshi) added,
"Mam Winnie Madikizela Mandela School. Umama-uyajabula mangishayi ....”!! Hit them hard with education Fighters. The best to way to contest a battle is to observe , assess and explore the weaknesses of the opponent."
Metroplex (@Metroplex_T) disagreed with Juju's sentiments:
"This fool wants to hold ramaphosa responsible for lives lost for opening some of the economy? Does malema not know most south africans don't have millions from corrupt dealings to survive without working? We will hold malema responsible for lives lost due to a shutdown economy."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Malema is at President Cyril Ramaphosa's throat once again.
The EFF leader has been far from kind to the nation's leader over the past few weeks.
The Red Beret boss has told Ramaphosa to take courage from the fact that his 'handlers' are removing statues of colonial oppressors.
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