Julius Malema has gone in two-footed on Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, slamming the president for creating ‘useless’ border laws at Level 3 of lockdown. A total of 20 land crossings were closed earlier this week, as South Africa continues to grapple with the spread of COVID-19. However, not everyone supports the president’s decision.
EFF Presser kicks-off big time…
The EFF leader held a virtual press conference earlier in the day, and the COVID-19 regulations did nothing to prevent sparks from flying. In a typical combative mood, Malema bemoaned just about everything the government has done to try and control the virus. But it was Ramaphosa’s immigration measures that properly riled up the political firebrand.
Julius Malema argues that there is no logic in closing land borders when airports remain open, suggesting that the decision is racially motivated as flights are ‘mainly used by white people’. His hot takes didn’t end there, either.
Julius Malema hammers ‘madman’ Cyril Ramaphosa
Problematically, the EFF head honcho likened Cyril Ramaphosa to a patient at the Weskoppies Mental Hospital. High-profile inmates, like Nicholas Ninow, have ended up in this institution – and Malema wasn’t above landing a low-blow:
“Cyril Ramaphosa is busy with nothing, because whether you close the border or not, the Lesotho people are going to come into South Africa – and there are going to come through an unregulated process – because fools have closed the gate even when we don’t have a fence.”
“It is like we are led by a madman from Weskoppies. So it is a waste of time. Ramaphosa is just pretending to be busy or trying to please his white handlers. What is the point of closing the borders of SADC and allowing the flights to come in? And you know very well that flights are used by white people. It is black people who use these borders that are close.”
MALEMA: We said to them, close the airports. To now close the border of Lesotho and think that you are solving a problem – when there’s no fence between Lesotho and RSA, you are pretending to be doing something. #EFFPresser
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) January 14, 2021