Outspoken South African opposition leader Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has lashed out at south African truck drivers protesting against employment of foreigners.
Malema says these protests are nothing but nonsensical as these drivers are sabotaging their own economy.
“What you don’t know is that you are killing your own economy, the neighboring countries you are protesting against will retaliate and block South African trucks bloody fools,” Malema said.
Truck drivers in South Africa have been protesting against the employment of foreigners, this has managed to get a lot of attention online and has resulted to hashtags such as #PutSouthAfricansFirst #WestandwithSouthAfricantruckdrivers.
The Minister of labor Thula Nxesi fueled the fire as he went on live national television and said foreigners deserve jobs in South Africa.
This did not seat well with many as they begun to call for resignation of the Minister