Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Deputy President Floyd Shivambu has defended Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi against online jokes about him being an “ice boy.”
Shivambu said Ndlozi, who is EFF’s national spokesperson, is “the brightest” young revolutionary in the entire Africa.
Of course the small minds & Fools will write nonsense about Dr. @MbuyiseniNdlozi because he’s the brightest, most qualified and most eloquent young revolutionary political leader in South Africa and Africa currently. By all standards he is. Dogs don’t bark at motionless vehicles!EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu
Two viral videos surfaced on social media over the weekend that reignited online jokes that Ndlozi is EFF leader Julius Malema’s “ice boy.”
Both videos were taken at EFF’s 6th anniversary rally held in Kanyamazane, Mpumalanga, on Saturday.
One showed Malema apparently pushing Ndlozi from the back to alert him that he should run to the stage.
The other one, taken at the rally’s after party, showed Malema apparently issuing an instruction to Ndlozi.
The latter dutifully dashed off, seemingly to carry out the errand.
In his speech at the rally, Malema urged Ndlozi to ignore labels such as “ice boy” because people resort to name-calling when they can’t fault him politically.
Nevertheless, the teasing persisted on social media throughout the weekend.
Ndlozi has not reacted to the taunting so far.