- Julius Malema is not letting up on his calls to the Red Berets to attend the Senekal trial on Friday in “defence” of the country's democracy
- Juju said that if standing up against a white man makes him a thug, then he is proud to be called one
- His remarks caused a stir on social media and South Africans shared their views on Malema calling himself a "proud thug"
Julius Malema is known for his unapologetic approach to literally everything he does. The EFF leader does not shy away from voicing his opinion, even if it ruffles feathers.
Malema has previously called on the ground forces to gather at the Senekal trial on Friday to protect democracy and the EFF leader is not backing away. He said:
“If standing up to a white man, makes me a thug, I'm a proud thug. If standing up to a white man makes me a fascist, I'm a proud fascist."
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi quoted Malema on Twitter and sparked quite the reaction. Take a look at Ndlozi's post below:
South Africans were divided on Juju's statements, some applauding him while others showed no love for the EFF leader.
Twitter user, @MissB20_10, commented:
"Y'all need to attend anger management in that party ayikho le yenu."
Another tweep, @Palesa99570181, added:
"Malema is more in courts for his personal affairs of thug life, but plays it like he is in court to fight for black people against whites."
It is not the first time this week that Malema's comments caused controversy online. Briefly.co.za earlier reported the EFF leader has made it clear that the policeman who laid charges of assault against him and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi to testify without the media present.
Thus far media has been denied access to proceedings and ordered to apply for access to the courtroom. Nevertheless, Malema is adamant that Johannes Venter shouldn't be allowed to take to the witness stand without the media because that is how the EFF officials will be expected to testify:
“They [court proceedings] must all be covered, we want to make them famous, everybody must be covered here. It’s not only us who must be covered here, the magistrate can’t say no today we’re proceeding because it’s a white man who gives an evidence without cameras.”
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