Tasleem Gierdien9 July 2024 | 6:46

PICS: Julius Malema's R28 000 shoes at Durban July causes a stir

Yes, Juju's shoes are what people are noticing most.

PICS: Julius Malema's R28 000 shoes at Durban July causes a stir

FILE: EFF leaders Julius Malema addressed thousands of supporters at FNB stadium on 29 July 2023 as the party celebrated 10 years in existence. Picture: Rejoice Ndlovu/Eyewitness News

Clarence Ford speaks to Barbara Friedman about trending online news. 

(Skip to 5.01 for this one).

Africa's richest horseracing event, the HollywoodBets Durban July, happened on Saturday, 6 July.

While all bets were on the races, it was a day fit for fashion. 

This year's theme was 'Ride the Wave', which saw many hues of blue, sparkles and wave-like textures attached to small, medium, big, asymmetrical, poufy and rouge looks. 

One particular look the internet can't stop buzzing about is EFF leader Julius Malema in a tuxedo.

The politician attended the event and stylishly stepped out with his wife Matlala, dressed in a sequined blue number.

Malema shared his race day look on X, with Malema's designer Christian Louboutin-Corteo on Spikes Oxfords with the iconic red bottom shoes getting the attention as they retail for about R28 000 ($1545).


Some rushed to Malema's comments section of this image to raise some questions and debates around Malema's choice of shoes...

Scroll up to the audio player to listen to the full conversation.