The Commander In Chief (CIC) of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema says President Cyril Ramaphosa is the commander leading the war against COVID-19 and that in war you can’t have many commanders as it will create confusion.
“We allowed the president to lead all of us because we are in a war and in a war you can’t have many commanders because it will potentially cause confusion and create an impression that the centre is not holding,” he said.
Malema said this while delivering the Freedom Day speech.
South Africa celebrates 26 years of freedom from the Apartheid regime and Malema says this day came at a time the nation is facing great difficulty of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This day which has come to be known as Freedom Day comes at a time when we are going through great difficulty, not only as a nation, but as a people all across the world,” said Malema.
The EFF leader also adds that since the last press conference political leaders in South Africa had with the president, his party has been reluctant to speak as they fear to cause confusion.
“Since our last press conference as political leaders with the president of the Republic of South Africa, we have been reluctant to speak because we shouldn’t cause confusion,” he said.
Julius Malema also adds that for revolutionaries, it is important to remember this day as an important transition to a democratic dispensation, but not one where independence was achieved.