Julius Malema, the political leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), experienced an embarrassing moment during the party’s Manifesto launch over the weekend.
As he addressed the large crowd, a thick mucus discharge emerged from Malema’s nose, hanging just below it and nearly dropping onto the microphone. The incident was captured on television and quickly gained attention.
Ngizwe Bewitched my Goat 😭😭
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) February 10, 2024
Speculations and jokes circulated, with some suggesting that Ngizwe’s charm had worked on Julius. However, Malema took to social media to clarify the situation.
He explained that he did not have the flu, despite the mucus incident. According to his post, the heavy wind and rain had activated his sinuses, causing him to mistakenly believe that rainwater was running down his face.
In his message, Malema expressed gratitude for the concern shown by his fellow brothers and sisters. He emphasised that the mucus incident was the only thing that critics could point to, as the overall event was a tremendous success. Malema thanked the people of KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa, stating that history had been made.
Thank you so much for your concern, fellow brothers and sisters; I don’t have flu. The heavy wind and rain activated my sinuses, and I thought the rain was running through my face kante I was heavily attacked🤣🤣🤣.
Otherwise, that’s the only thing haters can point to; all was… pic.twitter.com/EUDbvRYhMQ
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) February 10, 2024
While embarrassing moments can happen to anyone, especially in public settings, it is commendable that Malema addressed the incident with transparency and humour. This incident serves as a reminder that even influential figures can face unexpected challenges, but how they handle such situations can demonstrate their character and resilience.