'That’s no way to talk to an adult’ — EFF MP under fire for calling Cyril Ramaphosa a ‘weak little boy’
EFF MP Naledi Chirwa has come under fire for calling President Cyril Ramaphosa a “weak little boy”.
Chirwa on Monday morning responded to Ramaphosa’s weekly newsletter, in which he addressed the torching of parliament and the contents of the state capture report.
Ramaphosa received the first part of the report from acting chief justice Raymond Zondo on January 4.
Ramaphosa condemned the corruption alleged in the report and said its contents should strengthen the government’s response to defend democracy and all state entities.
“We must safeguard against any and all efforts to diminish our hard-won democracy — whether these efforts take the form of corruption in state-owned enterprises, the subversion of our law enforcement agencies, the sabotage of our economic infrastructure, or attacks on the independence and integrity of our judiciary.
“We need to protect our constitution, our democratic state and the electoral process from anyone who wants to weaken our democracy and deny the SA people of their hard-won freedom,” read the letter.
Chirwa responded by calling the president a “weak little boy”.
“You’re such a weak little boy. All your fellow stooges u [sic] sent to collapse Lindiwe were collapsed themselves. It won’t be surprising if u [sic] do what little boys do when overpowered by women. Throw the tantrum we are expecting it. You’ll forever remain a toothless boy. Mfana ke mfana (a boy is a boy).”
You're such a weak little boy. All your fellow stooges u sent to collapse Lindiwe were collapsed themselves. It won't be surprising if u do what little boys do when overpowered by women. Throw the tantrum we are expecting it. You'll forever remain a toothless boy. Mfana ke mfana. https://t.co/rmooatRufu— Naledi Chirwa (@NalediChirwa) January 17, 2022
Her tweet was met with a backlash and condemnation from many social media users who said she should be respectful to Ramaphosa.
Unfazed by the criticism, Chirwa continued lambasting Ramaphosa and made several allegations against him.
She added that nothing would make her respect Ramaphosa.
“Forget it. He can adorn the highest title in the universe and he will still be the scum of the earth in my eyes,” she tweeted.
The MP has been dominating the Twitter trends list, as many weigh in on her comments:
When you read Naledi Chirwa's insults to President Cyril Ramaphosa, please bear in mind that Naledi is 28 years old and the President is 69 years old.— 🇿🇦AttorneyAtLaw (@ZacMoselane) January 17, 2022
Forget that he is the President but that is no way to talk to an adult. Naledi a ka se bolele le papage that way.
Naledi Chirwa is very disrespectful and downright trashy in her behaviour to the office of the Presidency. We cannot allow culture of insults and trashy behaviour to go unchecked.— African Renaissance🦅🇿🇦🦁 (@MadiBoity) January 17, 2022
If a male politician were to refer to a female politician as a weak little girl like Naledi called Cyril a weak little boy words like sexist and misogyny would be trending by the end of the day— Phelelani Shabalala (@mshengulala) January 17, 2022