- Julius Malema recently decided to take to social media to ask Jacob Zuma out for a cup of tea
- The leader of the EFF tweeted out the invitation and asked the ex-president if they could meet urgently over tea
- The internet lost its collective mind as Mzansi users could not believe the situation was real and immediately used it for political discussion and mockery
Julius Malema is no stranger to a viral tweet. Many of the political figure's own tweets have garnered internet attention before and his message on Wednesday, 3 February did just that.
Julius posted a message on social media that asked if ex-president Jacob Zuma to organise to meet him urgently... for tea.
The tweet's perfect combination of simplicity and absurdity had Mzansi's internet commenters go absolutely wild with mockery, meme-making and political jabs.
The tweet itself was posted just after 2pm and had been responded to over one thousand times in just one hour.
Jacob Zuma has been making headlines over his controversial decision to disobey the Constitutional Court's orders and not appear before the Zondo Commission, so tweeps naturally poked fun at that situation.
Some decided to make memes imagining the two political figures having a cup of tea, others discussed differences in the governing strategies of their parties and some just mocked both Malema and Zuma.
Check out some responses below:
In previous news about Julius and his internet antics, Briefly.co.za reported on when the leader of the EFF mocked Tito Mboweni by tweeting a picture of him on a Monday morning.
EFF leader Julius Malema recently headed to his Twitter page to throw some trees at South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in a tweet that is laced with sarcasm and a hint of condescension.
Malema included a picture of Tito Mboweni, who is currently sporting a freshly shaven bald head (which has already been the subject of much mockery, laughter and teasing online):
"Morning the people of our beautiful continent."
Soon many South Africans were in the comments section sharing their thoughts on the early morning shade that Malema decided to spew onto their timelines. Read a few of their comments below:
"You don't deserve internet."
"I was going to make a financial joke but technically we're in a recession so it won't make any cents."
"Haaah it's still early mahn Juju."
"Yey wena Julius, mudala lomuntu kuwena, hlonipha mfana."
"I can't believe there is a party leader who thinks we shouldn't have borders... I want to see your matric scores?"
"Dumela leadership, you're showing us the face of incompetence!"
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