South African human rights activists and poet Ntiki Mazwai had some harsh words for Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema following his Women’s Day speech on Tuesday this week. Judging by her tweets, Mazwai was not happy that it was Malema who was addressing the issues facing women in South Africa, or what he had to say.

Her tweets on the matter sparked a huge debate online as many EFF supporters took to the comments section to defend their Commander-in-Chief (CIC).

Ntiki Mazwai criticizes Malema’s speech on Women’s Day

Julius Malema is one of dozens of influential South Africans who took to podiums across the country to address National Women’s Day celebrants and issues that have long plagued women in the country.

Controversial podcaster and media personality Ntsika Mazwai is apparently not happy with what Malema said and made it clear on Twitter, calling the former African National Congress (ANC) member “toxic”.

According to Mazwai, Malema focused what was supposed to be a speech to women on himself.

In the same breath, she criticized women who support a controversial political party.

“South Africa is the pits… When Julius Malema addresses and focuses on Women’s Day. A toxic man who has ZERO respect for women… Again, women are clowns.”

EFF supporters responded

The tweet didn’t go down well with EFF supporters, who were quick to call the 41-year-old “bitter”.

Some urged Mazwai – and other women – to start their own parties and stop “whining”.

@theafricangod wrote:

“Women should form their own political parties to do whatever they want and stop whining. You too Ntsiki awusxolele tu kunini wakalaa ubanga iscefe ngalento now you sound like a broken record!!”

@kongobdk said:

“At least these ‘clowns’ don’t talk as much as you do, they lie on the ground and make a difference… and funnily enough, they don’t even entertain you one bit”

Some, however, agreed with Mazwai and claimed that Malema started blocking them on Twitter after they asked him some serious questions about gender-based violence.

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