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Twitter responds to Malema ‘gets murmured for R20’

The man holds up a sign and says he “nut (beat) Julius Malema for R20″ just take the opportunity for a meal card, or is it used?

These are some of the questions social media users had when the image surfaced this weekend, amid an ongoing lawsuit between Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and civil society organization AfriForum.

The poster had netizens down, and while many praised him for seizing an opportunity to make money, others thought he was being used to go to Malema.

“And they say Malema can’t create jobs,” a Twitter user addedwhile another said: “Business-minded this one. He even knows the language of his market.”

One Twitter user said the mystery man would be a millionaire by the end of the year, while another praised him for his creative business strategy.

Thabiso said he uses the same strategy when “attending an interview at a white company”.

He explained: “I tell them my favorite lawyer is Gerrie Nel, because if I can say it’s lawyer Dali Mpofu, they’ll never even entertain me. The economic strategy there CIC!”

Another netizen addressed Malema directly and said “this guy is using your name to get money, you earn at least 40% of what he earns”.

“He is a street performer and aware of what is happening in South Africa,” said another.

Julius Malema vs AfriForum

Malema and Former spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is accused of hate speech for allegedly chanting “kill the farmer”.

Malema had testified before the High Court in Johannesburg, defending his belief that singing “kill the farmer” did not incite violence and should not be taken literally.

His case was taken to court by minority rights group AfriForum, which claimed the song was hate speech.

During the cross-examination, a music video was presented in court of Malema singing the controversial song “kill the farmer” on the anniversary of the Economic Freedom Fighter’s Rally in Durban 2017.

‘Kiss the farmer’

When asked to repeat what they sang, he repeated that they sang “kiss the farmer”.

“When we say ‘kiss’ we know that the racists will turn red because they will never appreciate that there is a call for black people to kiss white people,” he said on the Equality Court stand, sitting at the High Court at Johannesburg.

AfriForum demands a public apology and wants the EFF to pay R500,000 to a non-governmental organization fighting hate.

Public reaction appears to be in favor of the CIC, but the court has yet to decide whether the song incites violence against the Afrikaners.

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