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EFF politicians weren’t impressed by the call to protest outside of the homes of politicians. Image: EFF/ Twitter

EFF outraged by Redi Tlhabi’s suggestion to protest outside homes

Redi Tlhabi’s challenge to the EFF to protest outside of the homes of politicians who hire foriegn nationals wasn’t well received.

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EFF politicians weren’t impressed by the call to protest outside of the homes of politicians. Image: EFF/ Twitter

EFF MP Naledi Chirwa and her leader Julius Malema have clapped back at Redi Tlhabi after she challenged the party’s recent ‘inspections’. The EFF, with Malema, leading the fray recently inspected restaurants at the Mall of Africa in an apparent bid to check how many foreign nationals are employed in the place of locals.

Tlhabi challenges EFF to protest outside homes of politicians

Thabi, in response to this initiative, questioned whether or not the Red Berets would be protesting outside of the homes of politicians who hire foreign nationals.

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EFF politicians weren’t impressed by the call to protest outside of the homes of politicians. Image: EFF/ Twitter

“I live in an area where A LOT of houses, including those of populist politicians, are guarded by HEAVILY armed, TALL & BIG African men from DRC, Senegal, Nigeria etc. I am talking about BIG STRONG men with BIG guns. Is EFF planning a march or just picking on weaker people?”

Redi Tlhabi

This drew the ire of both Chirwa and Malema, with the EFF leader retorting that Tlhabi could lead the protests herself.

“You can go; what stops you from going is of concern to you. Go! You, of all people, will never tell us what to do. We draft our programs Sesi.”

Julius Malema

Meanwhile, Chirwa was equally unimpressed with Tlhabi’s demands. The EFF MP questioned whether Thabi was demanding protests outside of private homes.

“You want us to march to people’s homes? Aowa you can do better my sister. With this take your reputation as the controller of the narrative is under siege.  Bathong.”

Naledi Chirwa

Responding to the backlash levied against her by top EFF politicians, Tlhabi said Malema wasn’t an enforcer of the law.

“It is a slippery slope when unauthorised people appoint themselves enforcers of ‘laws’. I hope restaurant owners know that they do not answer to Mr Malema or anyone else. The immigration status of workers is between worker, employer and the state. Your feelings are irrelevant,”

Redi Tlhabi

Malema warns inspections will continue

Meanwhile, Malema told journalists that the inspections would not be a secluded event, promising that similar drives would be carried out in the future.

“We will be visiting different institutions from time to time. This is not a one-off thing. We will also visit different institutions, especially where we get tip-offs, in the security industry, hospitality industry and farms,”

Julius Malema