“u Zuma o thate i mali yethu” (Zuma has taken our money), they sang in Boksburg, on the East Rand, at an event to celebrate women’s month.
The song was a reference to the R246 million spent on security upgrades to Zuma’s Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal homestead. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recommended in her report on Nkandla that Zuma repay that part of the money not spent on security features, like a swimming pool, cattle kraal, and visitors’ centre.
Last Thursday EFF MPs disrupted questions to Zuma in the National Assembly by chanting “pay back the money”.
At Friday’s event about 100 Economic Freedom Fighters members dressed in red berets and overalls sang struggle songs as they waited for Malema, including one paying homage to ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.