Twitter users take aim at gun-toting Julius Malema
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Cape Town - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema got tongues wagging after it was confirmed that he discharged a firearm at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) on Wednesday confirmed that a case of discharging of a firearm in a built-up area was registered, this after Malema was captured on video apparently discharging what appeared to look like an assault rifle at the stadium.
The EFF was in East London in the Eastern Cape over the weekend where it celebrated its fifth birthday anniversary.
The video shows the EFF singing and dancing on stage. However, during a song, Malema appears to fire several rounds from the rifle.
EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi reportedly dismissed the claims, saying that the gun seen in the video was a toy gun and therefore could not have fired real bullets.
South Africans made their voices heard on Twitter.
Julius Malema will help you see how many Empty tins we have in south Africa who defends such actions?
— DoN Taflon🇿🇦 (@Don_Taflon) August 2, 2018
What Julius Malema did was wrong. End of discussion. He must be humble and apologise. We love him so much, but we can't encourage such behaviour from a leader.
— Thabang Ramoroka (@NTRamoroka) August 2, 2018
What was the point of Julius Malema firing a "toy gun"? With so many political killings happening in the country, that was irresponsible of him.
— Navy Seal (@navysealx) August 2, 2018
Leave our Chief in Command alone Julius Malema was playing with a toy
— Riccardo_Elle ™ (@Riccardo_Elle) August 2, 2018
I have said it before and I will say it get, Julius Malema is not psychologically stable.
What kind of a leaders does that? Can you tell me that this person is normal.
The man is unhinged and needs to go for psychological evaluation
Pitty his supporters are too blind to see
— Mkwayi! Ngconde! (@xolile_r) August 2, 2018
Oscar fired shots in a restaurant the issue got brushed off julius malema fires shots in the air the whole country stops... Too much double standards we need to deal with real issues that help a country move forward
— Aaron's Mom (@amaivaaaron) August 2, 2018