- Julius Malema did not hold back as he tore into President Cyril Ramaphosa and his State of the Nation Address
- Malema addressed most of the issues from Ramaphosa's address last week and accused the president of favouring rich white people
- He mentioned the economy, Eskom and the Covid-19 pandemic
Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters replied to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation address and called him incompetent, incapacitated and unreliable.
Malema did not mince his words or hold back as he criticised the president on a number of issues.
He said the only thing Ramaphosa had accomplished in his three years in office was to remove the Gupta family and replace them with white capitalists.
Malema named the Ruperts, Oppenheimers, Steven Koshoff, the Mennels and all other white people who played a part in Ramaphosa's election.
White Monopoly Capital
He was very critical of Ramaphosa's association with wealthy white people.
Malema accused the president of protecting and enriching the white capitalist establishment.
Malema turned his attention to the economy and unemployment, stating that when Ramaphosa took office in 2018 there were 8.8 million unemployed people in the country (26.1%).
Now, according to Malema, 10 million South Africans were unemployed (30.1%).
"Today, the unemployment rate has increased to 30.1% and the number of unemployed people has increased to well over 10 million"
Malema called Ramaphosa's energy plan a disaster and has said that it would not stabilise the energy grid. He said the future of Eskom lies in renewable energy and not IPPs (Independent Power Producers).
Again, Malema accused Ramaphosa of favouring white capitalists while workers lose their jobs.
Covid-19 and corruption
Finally, Malema addressed Covid-19 and corruption saying that South Africa had spent R30 billion on PPE while South Africa was confronted by the fact that the country could not produce the most basic of goods.
Again Malema accused Ramaphosa of favouring white people.
"It is demonstrated by almost all strategic positions in State-Owned Companies being handed over to white people, mostly males, whom despite their incompetence and corruption are protected by the capitalist media establishment."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Economic Freedom Fighters insiders have spoken out after party leader Julius Malema and Jacob Zuma held their 'tea party'.
Speaking anonymously due to fears of intimidation, the Red Berets say that they were left feeling disappointed and frustrated that Malema didn't consult with them ahead of the meeting.
Sources inside the party, two EFF councillors, say that Malema has 'gone too far' by overlooking the EFF's central command team.
In other news, Economic Freedom Fighters Deputy President Floyd Shivambu has come out in Jacob Zuma's defence.
Shivambu recently highlighted portions of Zuma's statement released in response to the State Capture Inquiry announcing that it would be seeking jail time.
The ex-president had claimed that certain judicial figures are protecting President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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