This time it’s twar as Mbalula, Malema fight it out

2014-10-01 11:23
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema addresses a crowd of supporters outside the Limpopo High Court. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema addresses a crowd of supporters outside the Limpopo High Court. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Cape Town - EFF leader Julius Malema and Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, who were once bosom political buds, had South Africans gasping as they carried out a lengthy tussle on Twitter this week.

It appears to have started on Sunday when Malema retweeted Mbalula saying he was on a cruise ship. Mbalula then responded to a tweet about Malema wearing a Louis Vuitton belt while in court, saying: “Overalls were swapped for LV today that's the point no defiance in court. No red overalls in court. That is Julius revolution.”

The sports minister then tweeted: “Consistency must be portrayed by leaders,dont have double personalities "poor" yet you're drowning in branded clothes like Malema.”

And then the minister kept the tweets coming.

But the fiery Malema didn’t keep his mouth shut, responding to Mbalula with a retweet from ‘Nchema’: “Mbalula must be careful what he says on here Twitter for mentions using EFF...His dirt is well documented this side.”

And so it continued with Mbalula even referencing cult 80’s film The Karate Kid and referring to himself as a “Mr Miyagi” type character to Malema.

Later, even the ANCYL waded into the ‘twarer’, retweeting #HandsOffMbalulaHandsOff

The rest of South Africa seemed to be highly entertained too.

The sports minister served as ANC Youth League president before Malema.

Malema was in the Limpopo High Court on Tuesday for charges of racketeering and 52 other counts, including fraud.

The case was postponed to August 2015.

Read more on:    eff  |  ancyl  |  fikile mbalula  |  julius malema  |  politics

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