- Social gatherings were recently slammed as 'super-spreader events' by President Cyril Ramaphosa
- When a clip of Julius Malema partying went viral recently, prompting outrage
- Now, the EFF has come out in defence of its leader, adamant that no rules were broken
President Cyril Ramaphosa recently placed the blame of the second wave on 'super-spreader' gatherings.
Julius Malema recently was the centre of controversy when a clip of him dancing during the festive season went viral.
While the clip went viral on multiple pages, Malema has since deleted the original post from his Instagram.
In response to the backlash, the EFF has now come to the defence of its leader commenting that:
“Both beautiful events of Black Love were of immediate family, attended by the nine children of Koko Sarah Malema and all of her grandchildren. They were outdoors and in well-ventilated spaces as decreed by the prepaid president of South Africa.”
Malema himself remained unfazed by the backlash, posting only the below message in response:
Since the clip was shared by Twitter user @Goolammv, Juju has been trending on the popular app.
Many South Africans have used the hashtag #JuliusMalema to speak about their disappoint and disgust toward the leader who should be leading by example and not going around and behaving recklessly.
A lot of staunch EFF supporters also used the hashtag to defend their leader. Read a few of their tweets below.
@Rebaone59275709 said: "Those who are trying to find any little fault in Malema because they can't beat him politically #JuliusMalema."
@RedResin said: "#juliusmalema lol, this video's funny though, man can't dance just like me. Let them roast him. It will either pass of destroy him. Oksalayo, he can't dance"
@Deeren86 said: "This is the same hypocrite Julius Malema who told us alcohol is bad, yet was filmed being drunk at a party.#JuliusMalema"
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