- Mzansi politician Julius Malema has finally addressed the "I will kill you" comment he made to an MP from Mali last week
- The EFF leader claimed that the Mali MP is the one who started the fight when he allegedly threatened to kill the South African politician first
- Malema, who is known for not backing down, added that his reaction was triggered by the alleged threat made by the MP, who came with the delegation from Mali
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has finally broken his silence following the chaos that erupted during last week's session of the Pan-African Parliament.
The politician, who is known for not mincing his words, reportedly said he was reacting to an alleged threat made against him by an MP from Mali.
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TimesLIVE reported that Malema hurled insults and threatened to kill a member of Mali's delegation during the fourth ordinary session of the fifth parliament. Malema said he had asked the Mali MP to keep quiet so they could listen.
He said the MP then started being aggressive and threatened to kill him. Malema said the reaction was triggered by the alleged threat.
"When a person says to me 'I will kill you', I can't give him roses," Malema told the SABC News.
Supporters take their stance to social media
Social media users have shared mixed reactions to Malema's clarity on the matter. Check out some of their comments below:
Mashudu Tshikororo commented:
"He is not wasting time, he is dealing with them accordingly."
Karabo Mashile said:
"The French speaking countries are pulling the PAP apart, is it a coincident that the French president is here? Why did we allow him to come here at this time?"
Mwana Falsafah wrote:
"Malema my hero!!! I really love this Pan African Parliament. Its going to be the beginning of great things. Big up from Kenya."
Nzuzo Mhlanga commented:
"Malema definitely doesn't fake it nor does he do it for the public, 'if he threatens to kill me I won't give him roses'. The man is accountable for his utterances and he maintains his disposition of not taking nonsense. Respect."
Lovely holy added:
"Julius thank you for this clarity, I saw that, that man provoked you because he left his seat and came to where you were sitting. Indeed there is no roses in war."
"I will kill you"
In related news, Briefly News reported that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema was heard saying "I will kill you" to a member of the Pan African Parliament. The members members were sitting in Midrand on Thursday, 27 May. Julius Malema and the aforementioned member of the PAP got into a heated debate where Malema threatened to kill him.
The member of PAP was seated in front of Juju and turned around due to the argument. According to reports, members of the PAP refused to leave the Midrand premises. Although a member had tested positive for Covid-19, the members still demanded that elections of office bearers be held.
According to reports, members of the PAP refused to leave the Midrand premises. Although a member had tested positive for Covid-19, the members still demanded that elections of office bearers be held.
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