- EFF leader Julius Malema made a slight misstep when he criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May for her stance on land reform
- Malema said he did not want to speak about the colonizer May and added that the EFF would look to remove South Africa from the Commonwealth
- The EFF leader seemed not to realise that May had indicated that the UK would support legal and transparent land reform during an earlier speech in Cape Town
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has criticised UK Prime Minister Theresa May for her support of land reform. Malema seemed to have missed an earlier statement in which May expressed the UK's support for legal and transparent land reform.
Malema said he did not want to speak about May, who he labelled a colonizer. The EFF leader added that his party would look to remove South Africa from the Commonwealth. Malema said the organisation was nothing more than a way for colonizers to perpetuate the myth of white supremacy.
Malema seemed not to have been informed that May had expressed her and the UK’s support for legal and transparent land reforms during an earlier speech in Cape Town on Tuesday morning.
Briefly.co.za gathered that May said she and President Cyril Ramaphosa had spoken about land reforms and would broach the subject again during her visit. May said she and her government were satisfied with the answers they had received from Ramaphosa about the issue.
Malema hosted a media briefing after the DA’s Athol Trollip was ousted as mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay. He said Trollip’s removal as mayor was as a result of the DA’s arrogance.
Malema said he had warned the DA that it would face severe consequences for not supporting the land expropriation without compensation policy in Parliament. Malema added that the EFF was ready willing and able to enter into government on its own.
Malema was once again in a fiery mood and he started deviating from the Trollip topic and instead offered his opinion on various prickly political topics.
Malema in addition to his comments about May spoke about a variety of other topics. Thesouthafrican.com reported that Malema called for a United States of Africa with a single currency, government, parliament, one ruling party and even a single language.
The EFF leader said Africa needed to unite and abolish all national borders in order to become one united country. Malema suggested the Swahili forms the base of a new universal African language which would further unify the people of the continent.
Strangely Malema commented on the wigs which Judges in certain countries wear. He called for the abolishment of this practice and said it was demeaning to imply that judges could only think when they wore a hat which made it look like they had the hair of a white person.
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