Mzansi reacts to Julius Malema's presser: "Let us not fight science"

Mzansi reacts to Julius Malema's presser: "Let us not fight science"

- Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema recently held a virtual press conference

- Malema touched on many topics concerning South Africans, including the Covid-19 vaccine

- SAns had various responses to Malema's requests to the government and his stance on the Covid-19 vaccine

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema held a virtual press conference. Malema addressed various issues that South Africans have raised surrounding the global pandemic and the government's response.

@EFFSouthAfrica live-tweeted Malema's address using the hashtag #EFFPresser to spread the news. Malema urged all South Africans to comply with all behavioural and medical requirements to curb the spread of Covid-19, including voluntary participation in the vaccination process.

SAns are responding to Malema's address using #EFFSouthAfrica on Twitter.

Mzansi reacts to Malema's EFF presser

South Africans are responding to Julius Malema's virtual address through #EFFPresser. Image: Waldo Swiegers
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Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the live tweets by @EFFSouthAfrica with responses from Saffas. Read some of them below:

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@PearcesVoice responded to the above with:

"He’s asking all EFF supporters to voluntarily get vaccinated. He’s NOT saying vaccination is voluntary. He’s asking you all to do it."

@PhillMtserwa wrote:

"Mature politics and great leadership."

@ramsNTSOANE said to the above:

"We are in the middle of a pandemic. SA cannot afford to accommodate the whole of Africa, we short on beds as it is."

@_magakwe_ responded with:

"You called for schools to be closed last year and failed. Schools went ahead, learners went to school and it was a success. Can you allow the government to lead, for once?"

@errolbsk wrote in response to the above:

"That should never happen. Elections are mandated by the constitution and must take place, Covid or no Covid."

Malema spoke quite a bit on the vaccine and all the conflicting opinions.

@clementmc responded to the above with:

"Then let's develop our medicine that we can trust we don't trust the western vaccines."
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@KuneneTicky responded to the above with:

"Protect the lives of the children by all means. Education can wait, at least they will still be breathing."

Briefly.co.za previously reported on Malema after his name trended on social media due to his previous silence regarding the Covid-19 vaccine. After President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country will be rolling out Covid-19 vaccines, the entire country has been buzzing. While many seemed sceptical about it, others were in full support.

Seem that a lot of them would appreciate Julius Malema's opinion on it as they've all flocked to Twitter to find out why he hasn't said anything about it yet. Read a few of their many comments below:

@sisa_nombe said:

"So South Africans want the 10% party president to say something against this vaccine. What is so special about this man? Down pointing backhand index? #JuliusMalema"

@AdvoBarryRoux wrote:

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"Julius Malema is trending for being quiet about the Covid-19 vaccine. #JuliusMalema"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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