EFF leader Julius Malema left South Africans in stitches on Thursday when he called for the suspension of “mjolo” until the Covid-19 storm is over.
The firebrand leader was addressing a media briefing on the government’s response to coronavirus pandemic. SA has been on level 3 lockdown since December 28, with some of the restrictions including the ban of sales of alcohol, shutting down of beaches in all hotspot areas and the closure of 20 land borders until February 15.
It turns out, the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) left out one more: mjolo. “We call upon South Africans not to allow any visitor. No boyfriend, no girlfriend because you don’t know where your boyfriend has been, you don’t know where your girlfriend has been.
“Only us the married ones we’re safe because we know about each other’s whereabouts. The rest, stay at home. No mjolo. Mjolo is suspended until after corona because we don’t know where you have been,” Malema said.
— #TheLordOfTheMedia (@samkelemaseko) January 14, 2021
Some agreed with Malema, saying mjolo was a pandemic on its own.
Here are some of the reactions:
First it was Mr president closing alcohol second we were forced to sleep at 9h00 pm (21h00 pm) and now Julius Malema is suspending umjolo………. #Mjolo……. Guys nje are we still in South Africa 🤷♂️🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/noBQKAax2t
— MY ME (@MokoenaCEO) January 14, 2021
Julius malema says no mjolo 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/BEO3VPw9Je
— Baki wa lepantsula. (@REALBUCKS1) January 14, 2021
— Fikile Phakati (@PhakatiFikile) January 14, 2021
— ⭐Ke Star⭐ (@MalemaMotubatse) January 14, 2021
not julius malema suspending mjolo😭😭
— soft. (@__Onthatile) January 14, 2021
Julius Malema says Mjolo is suspended! Please guys, listen 😂
— Kealeboga Mothobi (@_KealebogaMO) January 14, 2021
Go and do your learners.
Go and do your license.
Enrol at Varsity and graduate.
Find a Job.
— Lwazi Msomi (@RealLwaziMsomi) January 14, 2021