Malema’s outburst: ‘I’ve got you by the scrotum!’

By Zukile Majova
Political Editor

“I’m in charge!”

In a moment of delusional outburst, EFF leader Julius Malema entertained parliamentarians claiming he was the man in charge in South Africa.

“The Economic Freedom Fighters proved once more who is in charge in this country.

“I’m in charge …I’ve got you by the scrotum. There is nothing you can do, nothing. All of you combined (MPs). You can scream anyhow you want… I’m in charge.

“And I want that to sink…they bring soldiers and the police because the man in charge said ‘shutdown’ and it was shut down.”

Malema’s reality, however, is different from what South Africans witnessed on Monday. 

Entire provinces, cities, towns and townships rejected the EFF protest and refused to join it.

Communities that protest every week for service delivery and against load shedding did not buy into the EFF call to sabotage the government of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Communities that looted their shopping malls and later suffered the long-term effects of the July 2021 unrest did not respond to Malema’s call.

Also in Parliament, MPs rejected the EFF’s motion of no confidence against Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

She unleashed parliamentary security and the Presidential Protection Unit on EFF MPs who tried to disrupt the State of the Nation Address on 9 February.

Parliament also rejected the DA’s motion for the establishment of an ad-hoc committee into the Phala Phala Farm robbery cover-up in February 2020.

Chief whip of the official opposition, Siviwe Gwarube, brought the motion after the Constitutional Court dismissed Ramaphosa’s application for direct access to the Constitutional Court to challenge the Section 89 report on the scandal.

A panel headed by former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo found the president may have a case to answer in the cover-up.

The lawmakers who opposed the motion said the president was vindicated in a recent report by the public protector.

The South African Revenue Service also assured the nation that Ramaphosa’s tax affairs and those of his companies were in order.

The formal investigation into the robbery is being investigated by the Hawks who have collected evidence from more than 40 witnesses.

Pictured above: Julius’s Malema’s unhinged outburst in Parliament on Wednesday


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