Controversial Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has blatantly questioned the logic behind using “useless artists” like Arthur Mafokate and kelly khumalo during election rallies.
Of course, his agitation was targeted at the African National Congress (ANC) and their frequent use of celebrities to attract people to their rallies.
According to Malema, these celebrities charge a fortune while they have nothing to offer.
Unfortunately, devout ANC supporter and Kwaito artist Arthur Mafokate alongside Afro Pop singer Kelly Khumalo got hit the hardest as Malema branded their songs “expired“.
“We have seen the ANC spend a billion rand on fake celebrities‚ extremely fake celebrities who can’t succeed in their own right‚” said Malema.
“As I speak‚ I’m trying to think what is Kelly Khumalo’s hit… what is she known for? But she is pocketing between ten thousand and fifteen thousand rands for every appearance she makes at an ANC event‚” said Malema.
Malema recounted how some artists took to Twitter to deceive people, saying that they actually make more money when they run their own shows than the ANC pays them.
“The ANC spends thousands of rands on useless‚ expired artists such as Arthur Mafokate to perform and sing songs that aren’t even trending in this day and age — but he gets ten thousand for expired songs‚” Malema lamented.
Malema maintained that the ruling party is deviating from providing for the people, focusing more on spending the country’s money on “useless artists” who have nothing to offer. He added that basic needs of the people such as proper houses and sanitary toilets are being neglected.
Malema’s outburst follows a statement by ANC head of elections Nomvula Mokonyane‚ that the ANC has spent over R1billion rand in the 2016 local government election campaign.
However, the party’s treasurer general Zweli Mkhize subsequently denied the statement.