South Africans Slam Julius Malema’s Durban July Shoes Worth R27K

South Africans Slam Julius Malema’s Durban July Shoes Worth R27K

  • The Economic Freedom Fighters' President, Julius Malema, stunned the country with his outfit for the Durban July event
  • Malema rocked the event with a stunning black suit and a pair of shoes that cost R27,000, while his wife wore a gorgeous silver dress
  • South Africans were disappointed in Malema and slammed him for claiming to champion the rights of the poor while wearing expensive shoes

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Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

Julius malema wore a R27,000 pair of shoes to the Durban July
Mzansi does not feel Julius Malema's expensive shoes. Images: Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images and Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG—The Economic Freedom Fighters' President Julius Malema wore a stunning suit and expensive shoes to match at the Durban July. However, not everyone was impressed with his taste.

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Malema wears expensive shoes

TimesLIVE reported that Malema wore Christian Louboutin Corteo on Spikes shoes, which cost just over R27,000. The shoes were part of his outfit for the Durban July event, which he attended with his wife, Mantoa Matlala. Malema has previously received backlash for his expensive taste in shoes and has not shied away from his love of fine cotton.

South Africans boo Malema

Netizens on Facebook gave the leader of the Red Berets a thumbs-down for his expensive shoes.

Rob Chandler said:

"A champion for the poor. Yeah, right."

Thembisa News Agency said:

"Juju is using the EFF as his cash cow just to maintain his exorbitant lifestyle."

Richard Deane said:

"A far cry from the overalls he wears in parliament. His true colours show when the people he supposedly represents are not around."

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Vincent Sepaela said:

"We're starting to think his definition of economic freedom means being free to spend a fortune on designer clothes."

Leonard Nyandoro Muzunze said:

"He was partying on behalf of the poor."

Ju;ius Malema slams the new cabinet, calls it bloated

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Malema slammed the new cabinet president, Cyril Ramaphosa, who was announced after the Government of National Unity was established.

Malema criticised the 77-member cabinet of ministers, deputy ministers, the president and deputy president and said it was too bloated.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: