- Julius Malema visited four provinces over the weekend in full campaign mode- He rallied against the ANC and made several controversial remarks- Some of his claims, however, such as his condemnation of corruption, did not gel with his own track record Julius Malema engaged in a charm offensive over the weekened, taking his campaign to four different provinces.At all of them, he fired up crowds by slamming the ANC, condemning corruption and preaching African unity.
However, his speeches also included some comments that were racially divisive.PAY ATTENTION: Do you want to know what's trending on Briefly.co.za? Join our WhatsApp group today. Malema made some comments about unity over the weekend, but his speeches also included many racial generalistions, particularly about white people.
Briefly.co.za has learned, for example, that the EFF leader claimed over the weekend that all white people's dogs have medical aid.He also made negative comments about Trevor Manuel and new Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter, which appeared to be driven by the fact that they are the same ethnicity.READ ALSO: ANC announces it will use crowdfunding to raise election money Additionally, Malema's condemnation of corruption was also at odds with his own track record.
He said that corruption was the same as murder, but his own party was implicated in stealing money during the VBS bank scandalREAD ALSO: 15 Memorable Photos From The Amazing Baby Shower Of Meghan MarkleWhile his events drew sizeable crowds, Malema's speeches found their main audience on social media. They were livestreamed on various platforms, and amassed large numbers of views, according to the Daily Maverick.The EFF leader is clearly working hard to make sure his party sees growth in this year's election, but it remains to be seen how South Africans will vote on May 8.
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