Social media content creator and influencer Lasizwe has had to speak up and put to bed rumours that he has been tapped as the “president of LGBTQI+” for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
“Jokes aside, someone created that EFF poster video. It’s creative but It’s not real,” tweeted Lasizwe on election day after a video showing him on an EFF poster went viral.
His tweet came just hours after he posted pictures of himself sitting in his car wearing EFF regalia.
Lasizwe’s denial came after hours of negative reactions from Twitter users who commented on everything from the EFF’s stance on issues affecting queer people to the topic of celebrities voicing their political opinions.
Please note, some of the following tweets contain strong language.
A few days prior, EFF leader Julius Malema posted an image of himself with what he calls “team Red Brigade” and thanked the people pictured for “courageously and selflessly crisscrossing the country, delivering the message of hope to our people”.
Among the people pictured with Malema were Lasizwe, TV presenter and actress Ntando Duma, musician Fifi Cooper, Malaika’s Tshedi Mholo, influencer Uncle Vinny and Skeem Saam actor Clement Maosa.
Lasizwe’s appearance in the photo received a lot of backlash, namely from Malema’s followers.
It wasn’t all bad though. Some were happy to see young, famous faces representing the Red Berets.
Perhaps Malema will even be a guest if Lasizwe’s Drink or Tell the Truth YouTube show returns for a second season.