Julius Malema may have enjoyed the ‘experience-and-a-half’ that was a train ride to uMlazi early this morning, but some South Africans are suspicious of the move. People took to social media to comment that the EFF leader had copied President Cyril Ramaphosa, who had also embarked on a train ride during his campaign.
Julius Malema was all smiles and excitement this morning when he kicked off the KZN leg of his campaign trail.
The Economic Freedom Fighter leader had commented on the overcrowded experience, promising that the ‘EFF government’ would see upgrades and refurbishments to all public rail lines by 2021, as earlier reported.
President Cyril Ramaphosa had embarked on an earlier trip of his own, accompanied by ANC National Chair Gwede Mantashe. The train had been delayed by an hour and Ramaphosa had soon after unveiled new trains in the Cape.
Social media would not let this one slide, roasting Malema for this unoriginal move. Some praised the ANC for inspiring their former Youth League member, while others accused Malema of being unable to do anything but copy them.
One user suggested that the presidential hopeful should take a taxi from Joburg to Lesotho this Easter Weekend, which would at least be original.
Sputla Tshiloane summed up the last few months with brutal accuracy, when he said he hadn’t realised how important votes were until the politicians ‘started pretending they care about us’.
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