Nearly 80 000 people had by Friday night viewed the YouTube video of the EFF’s latest jibe at President Jacob Zuma, a catchy house track titled #ZuptaMustFall.
The party released the song earlier in the day and called on citizens to listen to it, saying the purpose was to raise public awareness about the alleged corruption around Zuma and the Gupta family.
“Let everyone, everywhere, from all corners of our country join the clarion call that #ZuptaMustFall.
“From young people to old people, black and white, the unemployed, the poor, the urban and rural masses of our people let us speak and sing in one voice,” the EFF said.
The song features EFF leader Julius Malema chanting “Zupta must fall”.
The video has frames containing snippets of information on the alleged influence the Gupta family has on the government and its entities.
The first slide reads: “The Guptas are influencing Zuma on the R1-trillion nuclear deal.
“After they acquired uranium mines, they stand to benefit greatly from the deal through supplying uranium.
“Zuma has been advised that the country cannot afford this nuclear deal but because the Gupta family stands to benefit, it is being forced through.
“The nuclear deal will plunge South Africa into a massive fiscal crisis, collapsing South Africa’s currency, ratings and ability to provide basic services to the people.”
On another slide, the EFF claims the Guptas have control of key parastatals such as the SABC, Transnet, Eskom, SAA and Denel.
The four-minute and 24-second song features 25 images detailing, among other things, how millions in government funds have allegedly irregularly gone into funding Gupta-owned media entities.
“S’yasokola uhleli kamnandi eNkandla (We are suffering and he (Zuma) is living comfortably in Nkandla). Crime is high. Tax is high. Umsebenzi awukho (There are no jobs). But the rand is low,” a woman sings.
The matter of Zuma’s alleged intention to purchase a jet for R4-billion also gets some play.