The host of the Daily Show Trevor Noah has slammed EFF leader Julius Malema in a new clip shared on the show’s Twitter page.
In the video, a clip of Malema is played where he talks about the killing of white people.
Noah refers to the politician as a “popular anti-establishment politician”.
Noah in the video says “If you think Trump is bad, wait until you see how Julius treats the press”.
“Julius Malema talks about genocide like he’s remodeling his kitchen.”
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 10, 2019
The video has received mixed reactions from South Africans with some accusing Noah of using his platform to push a harmful narrative about the country.
White farmers wrote to Trump about the genocide on white farmers, they said they are being killed for their land.
Trevor says Ok, let me tell the world this is true. But let’s laugh, it’s satire!
— IG: leeLivesOn (@LeeLivesOn) May 11, 2019
The problem is not that Trevor Noah made jokes about Julius. Stop missing the point intentionally.
The problem is that how he delivered that bit made it come off as if it is true that Black people really are outchea mass-murdering White people and he didn't even clear that up.
— M. Night Shabalala (@NqanaweLIVE) May 11, 2019
Look, Juju is not a fave but bullsh*t must be called out as that, Trevor is further entrenching the notion that there is a white genocide in SA, and it is wrong.
Comparing Julius to Trump was the WILDEST thing I’ve ever seen in my life.
— mfaz’omnyama. (@mfazomnyama_) May 11, 2019
Our disappointment with Trevor is NOT us condoning what Julius said.
— A Misfit Toy (@Misfit_Nova) May 11, 2019
I see a lot of people mad at Trevor for this.
Trevor has always made fun of all politicians, what’s wrong this time around? He used the content that he found on the net, the interviews Julius did. Maybe enlighten me I am a bit lost
Andilwi, I just don’t get the anger https://t.co/FnlVMCuRQh
— SexyTemptress (@ThandoG_) May 10, 2019