- The leader of the EFF Julius Malema has told the opposition party, DA to "voetsek"
- The tweet from Malema came after the DA posted a statement about pressing charges against the EFF
- The charges come after the EFF's alleged involvement in vandalising Clicks stores amidst Clicks' controversial advertising saga
Julius Malema and his party, the EFF, have been at the forefront of protests which started on Monday morning following a controversial advert released by Clicks in which they referred to kinky black hair as "dry and damaged."
The party and some of its members took to Clicks stores in an attempt to halt all operations. According to the party, they will be protesting until certain demands are met by the Clicks group. The protests, however, took a turn for the worst when a number of Clicks stores started getting vandalised by people wearing EFF regalia.
The EFF has since distanced themselves from the vandalism, claiming that those involved were not members of the party. The DA, however, has taken a stance against the EFF by declaring that they will be pressing charges against the party. In a tweet, the party said:
"Today we lay charges against Julius Malema and the EFF for incitement of violence and destruction of property. We call on SAPS to do their job and protect the citizens of this country. The EFF is destroying the livelihoods of thousands of #Clicks employees."
They ended off the statement by adding:
"Enough is enough!"
Malema, true to his nature, responded to the tweet with a simple "voetsek". Twitter users who were enjoying a front seat view of all the action responded the following to the bizarre exchange by the political parties.
"Today it’s hectic."
"Voetsek? Really, the whole president wannabe? EFF is a joke."
Briefly.co.za previously reported, Julius Malema has become a source of entertainment during the Clicks protests. Malema, who has placed himself and his party, the EFF, at the forefront of the whole debacle, seems to have the most hilarious clap-backs to interview questions.
While many people took the controversial TRESSemmé ad in which they called a black woman with kinky afro hair "dry and damaged" seriously, they also found the humour in Malema's quick-witted responses.
In one short clip, Malema can be heard telling people who questioned his silence on PPE scandals to go to hell. While in another, he can be heard saying that they are fighting against Clicks and not Shoprite and Checkers; but according to him, "Their day will come."
Responding to Malema's statements, @Bobo04287936 said:
"Stupid man Malema, running around like a headless chicken claiming that he's doing it in goodness. I'm saddened by this because people's jobs are on the line here. Malema is not feeling the heat, it's us ordinary people who will be out of jobs."
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