WATCH | Trevor Noah takes aim at Julius Malema on The Daily Show & it was lit
On the day before the final results of the 2019 general elections were due to be released, a video of Trevor Noah slamming EFF leader Julius Malema on his American TV show, The Daily Show, has gone viral.
The video, which was published on The Daily Show's Twitter account, immediately caught the attention of South Africans after Noah referred to Malema as a "popular anti-establishment politician".
"If you think Trump is bad, wait until you see how Julius treats the press," said Trevor before various videos of the politician were played.
UPDATE: The clip appears to have been deleted off The Daily Show's Twitter feed. However, that has not stopped users from sharing the video on social media.
Noah's comments drew mixed reaction on social media and saw him shoot straight to the trends list in South Africa.
Here's a snapshot of the reaction.
Trevor just played videos of the things Julius Maleka SAID WITH HIS OWN MOUTH. Lol things that are on YouTube for Christ sakes, things y’all applaud Julius for saying here. Now Trevor is the bad guy? 😂— Bra Nape ®️ (@Nape_MM) May 10, 2019
Trevor Noah is now being used by the US to disseminate Propaganda against our own African leaders? He's actually doing more damage to our African reputation by perpuating African stereotypes. Julius Malema is not my fave but this is unacceptable, all this for a few white laughs? https://t.co/D6gpfj1Zlt— Tumelo Mapaa 🖤💚💛 (@DjNewSouthAfric) May 10, 2019
The likes of Chris Hani and Steve Biko, amongst others, died because of people who thought of them like Trevor Noah is talking about Julius Malema. The likes of Patrice Lumumba, Martin Luther King Jnr. Trevor needs to start thinking careful about his jokes...— Kokwele M. Phillix 🇿🇦 (@Matome_Kay) May 10, 2019
1. Julius Malema said all those hilarious things.— Property Guy 🇿🇦 (@Thakhani_R) May 10, 2019
2. Trevor Noah is a comedian whose job is to make jokes and not a South African ambassador.
Leave the dude alone!