Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has found himself at odds with his loyalists over his stance on the DJ Shimza debacle.
Who is the worse evil, Shimza or Julius Malema?
The renowned DJ struck controversy when he annoyingly told off budding township jockey Ceega Wa Meropa on Twitter.
The reaction to the tweet divided social media. Some, like Cassper Nyovest and Julius Malema, took Shimza’s defence, reminding the public that celebrities are susceptible to human vices and emotions too.
Others, however, thought of Shimza beyond the visage, as a narcissistic and stuck-up brat.
Suffice it to say, the latter was a reach. However, Shimza’s peers, like Black Coffee, stepped in and led by example in throwing Ceega a hookup with an Africa Is Not A Jungle gig.
Since the controversy, Ceega has been blessed with opportunities, from radio stations booking him for a residency to Cappello, a franchise nightclub, slotting him in on a nationwide tour once the lockdown has been lifted.
Twitter drums up #JuliusMustFall trend
The butt of all of this, ironically, is not Shimza but politician and opposition leader Julius Malema.
Twitter did not take kindly to the words of support he offered Shimza.
“Never be shaken by rubbish [Shimza]. You worked very hard to be where you are and can’t be destroyed by those who suffer from self-hate. Apology accepted, now continue playing good music,” he tweeted.
In true Juju fashion, the EFF leader added fuel to the fire when he retorted to the backlash with “you can go to hell.“
Social media has been on the leader’s behind ever since, prompting a trending #JuliusMustFall.
These are some of the reactions we picked out from the trending topic.