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Malema Has A Message For Deadbeats: ‘You Are As Good As Dead’

“You are as good as dead.”

Those are the words of EFF leader Julius Malema to deadbeats who splurge on anything but helping family members or loved ones in need.

Malema did not hold back during his tweet spree when he called for people to do better.

“If you have the means and you don’t buy groceries for any of your family members and your loved ones, then you are as good as dead,” said Malema.

Julius Sello Malema✔@Julius_S_Malema

If you have the means and you don’t buy groceries for any of your family members and your loved ones, then you are as good as dead.

His remarks sparked a debate on social media as many weighed in on the topic.

Some said Malema was promoting “black tax”, while others agreed with him, saying “charity begins at home and taking care or helping out your family should never be a burden”.

“Black tax” is the money black professionals are expected to give every month to support their family and extended relatives.

Reactions

Sihle@Sihle_QKReplying to @Julius_S_Malema

I don’t know how people get on with their lives knowing very well their own families are starving while they have all the means to pull them outta that situation.

But hey people aren’t the same… They all have their own reasons599:56 PM – Jan 29, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Sihle’s other Tweets

#NhlanhlaSophaza@Mapentz · Jan 29, 2020Replying to @Julius_S_Malema

Black tax!

Maxwell Mashiane@maxmash8

Unfortunately thats the words used to put a stigma to it, so that the Ubuntu and African part of it is taken away.
By saying Black Tax you feel a burden to it, but its your family. Family must never be a burden. Never!573:45 AM – Jan 30, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Maxwell Mashiane’s other Tweets

Africlassique #Gatsheni@siyabon81683024Replying to @Julius_S_Malema @Dog43678384

Service delivery starts at home, holding each others hands to rise up. Thats what am up to.7410:06 PM – Jan 29, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Africlassique #Gatsheni’s other Tweets

Emily T@emily_teffoMReplying to @Julius_S_Malema

Exactly, charity begins at home and taking care or helping out your family should never be a burden, and also you shouldn’t do it as an investment that one day they should pay you or be loyal to you, some keep saying I helped them and they forgot me like you were investing.525:43 AM – Jan 30, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Emily T’s other Tweets

Or not supporting your kids but every week your out buying drinks for friends

Some don’t support their kids but you’ll see them driving expensive cars, expensive clothes and drinking expensive alcohol. But they wouldn’t pay a cent towards their children’s school fees, groceries, accommodation, etc.

And now people are calling it Black tax. Something formulated by the Western. Looking after your family and loved ones should not be a burden. Let’s help those who doesn’t afford, it’s called UBUNTU.

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