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A clothing range inspired by suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, is expected to launch in Johannesburg in February next year, according to a report on Wednesday.
It will be made in China.
Pretoria fashion designer Obakeng Ramabodu of OB Fitted's Juju clothing range said they had initially planned to launch in Mangaung during the ANC's centenary celebrations, the Sowetan reported.
However, Ramabodu decided to unveil the range in Johannesburg in February instead because he did not want to disrespect the ANC.
“On Facebook, I have more than 850 orders of berets and T-shirts,” he said speaking from China.
“In two weeks I am coming with more than 6 000 T-shirts, caps and berets featuring the Juju logo.”
He said the project was self-sponsored because no one wanted to support him.
“It is about celebrating my hero. I do not know why, when a white person does the 46664 apparel he is not criticised, but when a young black designer from Mabopane does a Juju range people throw a fit.”
Ramabodu said he could not find a local company to make high-quality bling.
“South Africa does not have the machinery to produce high-quality clothes like China, where you get the whole package… ”
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said Ramabodu was exploiting Malema's name to make a quick buck, the newspaper reported.
Malema said he did not need his blessing.
“He doesn't need my blessings. Like Blackcoffee when he released the song 'I love you Juju', he didn't get my blessing because Juju is not my name,” Malema told the Sowetan. - Sapa
dead right, wrote
It only comes in one size "FAT" nice to see the yoof league el-presidente creating "jobs" and wil someone please take JUJU aside and enlighten him and his cohorts that the USA has never had an empire and therefore he cannot call them Imperialists in fact the only country that still has an empire is CHINA and they are the ANC's BFF
“South Africa does not have the machinery to produce high-quality clothes (CHEAPLY) like China, where you get the whole package… ” More than likely many companies are able to produce the clothing but do not want to get involved with this egotistical pratt!
I want a juju t-shirt with either: "those white tendencies" or "go outside" or "not here" or "security"
Quite fitting(no puns)...I think Juju was also made in china before they imposed any quality control...he is an "Eastern Puppet" modelled on a Chinese Panda and like the clothing range a kick in the teeth to all hard working South Africans!!
Made in China?????, wrote
Ju-Ju......why China?????.....Why not in South Africa -we need jobs in the textile industry?
Magosi Magakwe, wrote
Is this what Juju marched for...for his clothes' range to be made in China instead of Mookgophoong? Economic freedom my Xmas pudding
“South Africa does not have the machinery to produce high-quality clothes (CHEAPLY) like China, where you get the whole package… ”
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