It wouldn’t be an EFF rally without Julius Malema tearing strips off President Ramaphosa – but the political firebrand delivered a strange old put-down on Wednesday afternoon, after he accused Cyril of ‘wanting to be white’.
Malema and his comrades were in Stellenbosch to picket against Johann Rupert. The far-left party has robustly voiced its opposition to the billionaire and his acquired wealth over the years – and today was no different.
Rupert himself is worth approximately $11 billion, making him the richest citizen in South Africa. The investment tycoon was not in the country this week, and representatives on behalf of the Rupert Museum instead accepted the EFF’s memorandum of understanding. However, that didn’t do anything to quell the fire and brimstone.
MALEMA: That is why we are here, to say to Rupert – your riches come out of stealing from Black people #EFFLandDay
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) April 6, 2022
However, the 41-year-old soon turned his attention to the ANC leader, describing him as a ‘white person who appears to be black’. Malema taunted Ramaphosa about his accent, and cast many dubious aspersions upon the president.
Juju has taken similar line of attacks before, accusing Cyril of ‘not caring’ about black citizens in SA. On this occasion, he went one further, claiming that our head of state is going through an identity crisis.
“Don’t be distracted by the whites who appear like us. Inside, they are white. With Cyril Ramaphosa, you can see he wanted to be a white person. He went to school in Soweto, but then went to work for the Oppenheimers.”
“All of a sudden, Ramaphosa gets this white person accent. It’s because he wants to be white! He regrets being black, he never went to a white person school. He wants people to know what he thinks about himself.”