National 23.8.2016 01:46 pm

Malema tells Khaya Dlanga to butt out

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader; Julius Malema. File photo: Gallo Images / Beeld / Cornel van Heerden

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader; Julius Malema. File photo: Gallo Images / Beeld / Cornel van Heerden

This after the social commentator said the EFF was too pliable to the DA.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has slated social commentator Khaya Dlanga for his comment on the EFF.

Dlanga said the EFF “bends” to the DA, because it elected businessman Herman Mashaba the new mayor of South Africa’s economic hub, Johannesburg, despite the EFF’s objections to him.

“The DA is celebrating. So we have a new mayor. EFF bends to the will of the DA and makes Mashaba mayor. Wow,” said Dlanga.

Malema said EFF issues were not Dlanga’s business. “@khayadlanga what EFF does is non of your business Varara,” responded Malema.

The EFF leader had earlier taken to Twitter to celebrate the “onslaught” on the ANC. This after the EFF voted for the DA in key metros Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay and Johannesburg, ousting the ANC, who have held these metros since the dawn of democracy in 1994.

Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula also aired his views on the outcome of the Johannesburg mayoral elections. He said it was within the EFF’s right to choose who to vote for in the council. The flamboyant minister said this was no time to point fingers as the ANC, but to introspect on what could have gone wrong within the movement.

“Any self respecting party will not be in denial but to examine were did we go wrong & REGROUP.We can’t blame it on our opponents,” said Mbalula.

“DA got an early Christmas present from EFF. Am sure Herman Mashaba doesn’t believe it that he the mayor. THIS IS A JACKPOT!” he also wrote.

“The EFF chose the DA over us it is within their right to do so. So we’ve got to move on. We have lost Joburg to a coalition led by DA. We can’t blame it on anyone we have a chance in the future…”

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Even so, some were quick to point out to him that “supporting your corrupt leader is where you went wrong, if only you had listened to the opposition. But naaah Awunavalo.”

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