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AFRICANGLOBE - “They must know that South Africa is our land and that South Africa belongs to all who live in it Black and White, but whites must be prepared to abandon arrogance and white supremacy. We need South Africa to serve all and not a few. We have been patient for far too long.”
AFRICANGLOBE - After three years of delays, the high-profile corruption case against South African opposition leader Julius Malema has been thrown out out of court. Judge Billy Mothle said the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party is free.
AFRICANGLOBE - There is no doubt that the South African government, under its beleaguered President Jacob Zuma, is feeling the heat, as the EFF relentlessly remind the ruling ANC at every opportunity to resolve the question of disproportionate land ownership between the white minority and African majority South Africans. The EFF has not made a secret of their encouragement of potential land invasions. Their populism, a news headline and vote-catching stunt, has got the ruling party worried about a potentially explosive issue.
AFRICANGLOBE - EFF leader and MP Julius Malema has lashed out at President Jacob Zuma saying, "You have lost control of the country, because you have lost control of your own family. "Your own son continues to say these people must be killed. You stand up here and say nothing," Malema said. Malema believes the state is responsible for the afrophobic violence meted out to Africans.
AFRICANGLOBE - Most of the EFF MPs removed from the National Assembly during President Jacob Zuma's eighth State of the Nation Address were beaten up, party leader Julius Malema said on Friday. “We were face down... we were assaulted up until we went into the main corridor of Parliament,” Malema said at a press conference in Cape Town.
AFRICANGLOBE - EFF leader Julius Malema and his Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu were ordered to leave South Africa's National Assembly on Wednesday after accusing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of "murdering" 34 Marikana mineworkers.
AFRICANGLOBE - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will build houses for the widows of the slain Marikana miners, party leader Julius Malema said on Saturday. "We are going to deliver. We want to teach the ANC government how to take care of poor of the poor," he said to the applause of the 12,000 strong crowd.
AFRICANGLOBE - The Economic Freedom Fighters are preparing to bring 50,000 of their “fighters” from around the country to march on the Gauteng legislature in Johannesburg, South Africa. Speaking on the eve of the party’s first anniversary on Saturday, leader Julius Malema said the party would not be bullied by the ANC. “We are not schoolboys. We have taken a decision that we will bring 50,000 people here.
AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party, led by the charismatic political figure Julius Malema, has spawned a sister party in neighbouring Namibia, officials of the new group said yesterday. The Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) would be a “radical left”, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movement, said businessman-turned-politician Epafras Mukwiilongo.
AFRICANGLOBE - Julius Malema, like the rest of the Economic Freedom Fighters, was euphoric once the 2014 election results were counted on Saturday. His equally euphoric spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Nldozi, carted me over to have a word with the commander-in-chief. I haven’t seen Malema look that elated in a while: his cheeks balled up into a permanent smile and his eyes beamed.
AFRICANGLOBE - "I can tell you that Malema is going to Parliament." The EFF won 25 seats in Parliament after garnering over one million votes in the general elections last week.
AFRICANGLOBE - The election results mean that Julius Malema is to be treated with respect. He deserves it. However, the result does more than lift the man — a man of weakness — but elevates the message of economic freedom and this resonates well, in addition to the over one million South Africans, with many Africans in light of the growing resource nationalism.
AFRICANGLOBE - Mineworkers in the platinum belt should intensify their strike, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said yesterday. “This is the longest strike since 1984. We are proud of you. We are not ashamed to be associated with you,” Malema said in Rustenburg, North West.