Ntsiki Mazwai says Julius Malema isn’t a true leader - reckons ‘he is all talk’

26 July 2021 - 13:00 By deepika naidoo
Ntsiki Mazwai has again criticised the EFF's leadership.
Ntsiki Mazwai has again criticised the EFF's leadership.
Image: Instagram/Ntsiki Mazwai

Poet and activist Ntsiki Mazwai has left the TL in a mess with her recent opinions about EFF president Julius Malema and his capabilities as a leader. 

Not mincing her words, as she has with the political party in the past, Ntsiki  said she believed that during the coronavirus lockdown which started in March 2020, the EFF leader has shown he doesn’t deserve the title of leader and that while he talks a whole lotta game, he falls short on acting on his promises.

She said the EFF has lost the members of the party who made it special, comparing the party to an aged pageant queen, which she believes is “sad”.

Lockdown showed us Malema is not a leader, just someone who talks loudly."

“Shame. This party has lost all the people who made it special. Now it's like a past beauty queen. Walking confidently with wrinkles while people laugh. So sad,” she wrote. 

EFF leader Julius Malema celebrated the EFF's eighth birthday with a virtual event. Malema used the platform to celebrate his party's growth and talk on various topics that he wanted to get across, such as GBV, the CR17 files and land expropriation without compensation.

Ntsiki declined to elaborate on her points when approached by TshisaLIVE  for additional comment.

The poet often takes to Twitter to share her political opinions and weigh in on topical socio-economic matters in SA. When it comes to the EFF and its leadership, Ntsiki has often shared her thoughts.

A few months ago tweeps dug up old tweets from the star when she said she believes she could lead the EFF Women’s League.

Ntsiki hit back, saying she remains a star “with or without the EFF”.

“You’re still hurting. You can still feel my power, as no woman in the EFF has as much influence as me in SA, and they never will. I was not made by my position in the EFF.  I am Ntsiki Mazwai, with or without the EFF,” said Ntsiki.