EFF serving 'WMC' wine at gala dinner raises eyebrows
The EFF hosted a gala dinner in Pretoria on Friday night ahead of its manifesto launch this past weekend. But to the amusement of some journalists in attendance, the wine served on the tables was none other that Rupert&Rothschild.
Julius Malema even Johann Rupert in his address that evening, saying he believes EFF is the only party not owned by 'white monopoly capital' (WMC).
Some Twitter users called it hypocrisy
Some of the same tasty WMC red wine at the Red Beret gala dinner in Pretoria tonight as we had at the ANC gala dinner before Nasrec in December 2017. This has a somewhat fishy nose 🤔 #EFFgaladinner #EFFManifesto pic.twitter.com/b1E3nG576q— carien du plessis (@carienduplessis) February 1, 2019
Julius Malema speaking about how important it is to fund multiparty democracy, saying the EFF is the only party that isn’t owned by the Ruperts. Perhaps that is why we have to drink this Rupert & Rothschild on the tables 🙈 #EFFgaladinner #EFFmanifesto— carien du plessis (@carienduplessis) February 1, 2019
Political journalist, Qaanitah Hunter pointed out the ANC had served the same wine at various conferences.
Haha same at ANC Northern Cape gala dinner tonight. pic.twitter.com/z4tvN1A8sX— Qaanitah|Mzekezeke|Hunter (@QaanitahHunter) February 1, 2019
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