South Africans awakened to a bizarre top trend today, as #MalemaReturnsToANC was at the summit of the foremost popular topics.
What is the truth behind the hashtag that claims EFF leader, Julius Malema is back to his old party?
Well, it’s a fallacy. It’s not supported any news story or important political developments, and it seems to be something of a cynical ploy from Twitter users.
The hashtag has been created overnight to encourage accounts to boost their numbers of followers. Indeed, the eye-catching phrase seems to possess helped.
However, for those needing official confirmation, EFF representative Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has completely rubbished the rumors that have emerged from the campaign, labeling them as ‘fake news’:
Julius Malema had previously served because the ANC Youth League leader, before acrimoniously splitting with the ruling party. He formed the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in 2013.
Those promoting this hashtag #MalemaReturnsToANC are promoting FAKE NEWS!
There is no CIC Julius Malema who is returning to the ANC. #EFFWayawaya
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) July 17, 2020