Controversial EFF leader Julius Malema took to Twitter on Friday night to tell his supporters not to “spend too much time explaining” themselves “to people who have made it their business to misunderstand us”.

He added that you “can’t explain the revolutionary act to counter-revolution”.

While his tweets weren’t specific, judging by recent events as well as his reaction to them on Twitter – where he RTed supporters justifying EFF MP Marshall Dlamini slapping a plain-clothes police officer after Sona – they are a reaction to the scepticism shown by Twitter, as well as parliament, after the party released a statement defending Dlamini’s actions as “necessary self-defence” after the party learned of an alleged plot – involving the police in league with right wingers – to assassinate the EFF commander-in-chief.