Julius Malema Calls Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter "Useless", SA Debates

Julius Malema Calls Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter "Useless", SA Debates

- EFF leader Julius Malema has used social media to express his feelings about Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter

- Malema referred to De Ruyter as "useless" in a post on Twitter which garnered tons of responses from South Africans

- Malema's tweet was short and he attached an image of De Ruyter but South Africans took the time out to write detailed responses

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Economic Freedom Fighters' leader Julius Malema is known for expressing his opinions open and honestly. Juju recently took to Twitter to call Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter out in a simple yet impactful way.

Malema shared an image of De Ruyter with the caption reading: "If useless was a person." Juju added an emoji of a hand pointing down to the image of De Ruyter. De Ruyter has been making headlines for a while after accusations of racism were made against him.

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The Red Berets leader opened a unique discussion online following his tweet about De Ruyter. There seemed to be many in agreement with him but there was an equal number of those who were not.

Andre de Ruyter: Julius Malema calls Eskom CEO 'useless'
Julius Malema took to social media to call Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter out. Image: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg and MICHELE SPATARI/AFP
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Take a look at Malema's tweet below:

Below are just a few of the responses to Malema:

@joycedreyerr said:

"Good thing no serious person takes Malema seriously!"

@CRaseleka believes:

"The Russian nuclear power deal by President Jacob Zuma would have rescued Mzansi from load-shedding."

@LawyerHrt1 wrote:

"People who are sabotaging him at Eskom are the RET gang which you have joined."

@SimphiweKahla tweeted:

"As the member of the EFF I don't know what y'all want now. Every appointed Eskom CEO is useless to you. Seems like Eskom will never be fixed and we must accept that load-shedding will be part of our lives forever and ever."

@Kele_Fabulous added:

"If useless is fighting corruption at every angle in Eskom then so be it. I support him 100%. Akere he's getting rid of deep-rooted corruption at Eskom, meaning the gravy train is running on empty and lewena you've personally benefited from Eskom's corrupt deals."

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Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that De Ruyter said he supports the investigations into the allegations of racism made against him. De Ruyter spoke on Monday, 15 March about the state of the embattled power utility. The CEO added that he would not tolerate corruption.

De Ruyter stated that the probe into the allegations of racism is welcome as both sexism and racism have 'no place' at Eskom. De Ruyter also stated that there are many people who could attest to the fact that he is not racist.

The power utility's CEO spoke more on the allegations of racism by stating there was no evidence to support it.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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