Trevor Noah compares Julius Malema to Trump, sends Black Twitter into overdrive


Mzansi-born comedian Trevor Noah, who currently hosts the popular US late-night show, “The Daily Show,” decided to use his international platform to weigh in on South Africa’s general election by comparing EFF leader, Julius Malema to American President Donald Trump.

In the video shared on “The Daily Show’s Twitter account, Noah referred to Malema as a “popular anti-establishment politician”.

“If you think Trump is bad, wait until you see how Julius treats the press,” Noah said before a showreel of controversial clips of Malema were played.

However, as soon as his South African fans caught wind of it, Noah faced the firing line for using his home country for “a few white laughs”. One user wrote: “Trevor Noah is now being used by the US to disseminate Propaganda against our own African leaders?

Trevor Noah Daily Show Julius Malema

He’s actually doing more damage to our African reputation by perpuating African stereotypes. Julius Malema is not my fave but this is unacceptable, all this for a few white laughs? (sic)”.

Tumelo Mapaa @DjNewSouthAfric

Trevor Noah is now being used by the US to disseminate Propaganda against our own African leaders? He’s actually doing more damage to our African reputation by perpuating African stereotypes. Julius Malema is not my fave but this is unacceptable, all this for a few white laughs? https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/1126856997767458817 

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Another even suggested that his “citizenship must be cancelled”

Yaya Mavundla@YayaRSA

@Trevornoah‘s citizenship must be CANCELLED. We don’t want in South Africa, he must stay in Anerica.

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Some, however, felt that fans needed to calm down because Noah’s just doing his job and that Malema got what was due to him.

#DrippinWater | OUT NOW@DmedZ_

Trevor Noah: *Plays back real life footage of shit Julius Malema said with commentary

SA Twitter: “Trevor Noah is trying to make Julius & SA look bad … He’s part of the propaganda machine blah blah blah

Me: COME OUT! BASTARD! Trevor did nothing wrong. Get out of your feelings

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Royston Sanders@Royston007

What did Trevor do wrong. Julius said all of that. Its common knowledge. What’s new?

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Smiso Dlamini@Callme_SmS

Julius Malema deserves it, he was leading the cabal that made fun of Jacob Zuma, he needs to be taught that white capital are not his friends. He needs to learn to be principled. He’s getting a taste of his own medicine.

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Noah is yet to respond to the backlash.