Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and his wife, Mantwa, were shocked after an IEC staff member allegedly asked her to take out her fake nail to vote in Seshego on Wednesday.
“A staff member told my wife to take out her nail so they could put a mark and I found that bizarre and I asked where it was written that women who have long nails can’t vote.”
Malema said it was a patriarchal arrangement that had to be challenged now before it became institutionalised.
“The next thing they are going to say women must take out weaves because they want to see if it’s really them on the ID. Such nonsensical things, it starts small like that, before you know it is institutionalised. It must be challenged now,” said the EFF leader.
He claimed the person who puts a mark on people’s nails had a pair of scissors that they gave to women who had fake nails to take them out.
“The person who puts a mark on people has a pair of