One of South Africa’s most famous exports, Trevor Noah, who currently hosts the popular US late-night show, "The Daily Show," decided to use his global platform to have a go at the country’s recent general election by comparing EFF leader, Julius Malema to American President Donald Trump.
In the insert 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 an insert of controversial clips of Malema was played.
There was strong reaction in his home country with many reactions both for and against his depiction of Malema.
There has been no response from Noah's PR team or Noah himself.
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://t.co/D6gpfj1Zlt— Tumelo Mapaa ?????? (@DjNewSouthAfric) May 10, 2019
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.— Smiso Dlamini (@Callme_SmS) May 10, 2019