Julius Malema wants all of Africa to "decolonise" and speak Swahili

Julius Malema wants all of Africa to "decolonise" and speak Swahili

- Julius Malema wants Africa to unite under one shared African language

- The language he chose is Swahili and he wants Africans to speak it and 'decolonise' themselves by doing away with English

- The South African government recently added Swahili to the school curriculum as a language option

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EFF leader Julius Malema wants all of Africa united and speaking one language - Kiswahili.

Malema feels that it since is already one of the most spoken languages in Africa it would be the best choice when deciding on a language that all Africans speak.

Malema wants Africa 'decolonised' and believes that having a shared African language spoken everywhere will help achieve that. He wants English to be 'done away with' and added it would help to make Africa stronger and able to compete with the Western world.

The EFF leader said in August that he wants Africa as a continent to have a shared language and he feels Kiswahili could work. He mentioned the world-famous phrase 'Hakuna Matata' and how we have Kiswahili to thank for it.

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Kiswahili is already one of the official languages of the African Union as well as national languages in Uganda, the Congo, Tanzania and Kenya.

Malema must be happy to know that the government recently decided to add the language as a language in school.

Briefly.co.za learned that Angie Motshekga, Basic Education Minister, said that introducing Kiswahili to the school curriculum can bring Africans together.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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