- Julius Malema and Dali Mpofu have come under fire after photos of the EFF officials surfaced online
- The pair had attended the funeral of the later Zindzi Mandela on Friday in Johannesburg
- Citizens were alarmed by the EFF members posing with Zenani Mandela and others minus face masks or social distancing
Julius Malema and Dali Mpofu raised more than a few eyebrows on Friday after attending the funeral of Zindzi Mandela. Malema's ties to the family run back to the days of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, with whom he shared a close bond as well as with Zindzi herself.
While it comes as no surprise that he attended the Denmark Ambassador's funeral, images of the event have Mzansi up in arms. Mpofu and Malema were spotted posing with Zenani Mandela and other attendants with no face masks and social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Concerned citizens immediately voiced their dismay at the EFF officials and Mandela family placing themselves under risk of contracting the virus at the event.
This is made worse by the family's announcement that Zindzi had tested positive for Covid-19 before her death.
With face masks now legally compulsory under the new Covid-19 regulations, the situation may well come back to bite the politicians.
Ironically, the EFF has firmly denounced the government's response to the pandemic, condemning the ANC for ignoring the advice of scientists when determining the regulations.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the EFF had accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of making financially motivated decisions instead of protecting the nation from more infections and fatalities.
In a statement issued by the Red Berets, Ramaphosa received scathing condemnation from the party:
"Ramaphosa today opportunistically attempts to blame South Africans for the spread of the virus and forgets how he has failed to provide consistent leadership, which is guided and has foresight.
"This is a sign that he has completely abdicated his responsibilities as a leader of society and assumed the position of an absent father."
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