Tembisa Tornado: Malema Restores Hope Of Helpless Residents


In the sight of EFF’s commander-in-Chief, Tembisa residents gave the revolution leader a hero welcome. A welcome due for an army general.

Women ululated‚ struggle songs immediately filled the air; and traffic came to a standstill when the people’s hero alighted at the area.

Malema was proudly flanked by national leadership figures‚ including the EFF’s spokesperson cum ‘the people’s bae’, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

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Many EFF members who braved the cold weather to hear Malema speak in Tembisa were spotted hailing and drumming up supports for the revolutionary party.

Moments before his speech, Malema was seen taking selfies with his fans; while others climbed the roofs to take a look at him.

When it was time for him to speak, there were shouts of excitement from Tembisa community.

While delivering his speech, the defiant leader assured affected families that the EFF will rebuild their shacks and houses following Tuesday’s tornado‚ which left a trail of disaster in its wake.

He said: “We are going to be rebuilding shacks. We are going to send our Fighters to go back so that it becomes a genuine intervention without the media.

I have spoken to an old lady where a shack is completely collapsed. There is nothing. Her bed‚ a fridge‚ everything has been taken‚ and I whispered in her ear that the EFF branch will come back because I don’t want to do it like we are (only)… electioneering.”

Tornado Displays Tembisa Residents

On Tuesday, more than 400 Tembisa residents were displaced after the tornado swept through Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, damaging a mall, hospital and numerous households.

The disastrous thunderstorm also blew off roofs of about 200 households in Winnie Mandela; leaving an estimated 400 people displaced.

About 100 shacks and 20 houses in Hospital view were terribly affected.

Phumulani Mall and Tembisa Tertiary Hospital roofs were also mishandled by the wild thunderstorm.

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The tornado descended harshly on the Gauteng department of health; leaving the hospital fence, carports, about 20 vehicles, three ambulances and the roof of one building all uprooted.

Be that as it may, reports said Ekurhuleni has established a Joint Operational Centre (JoC) to assist victims of the tornado.

The JOC has currently provided sheets as an interim measure to cover the roofs,mobile clinics for wounded persons, food parcels and blankets.