- Julius Malema recently urged police officials to point their weapons at Zandile Gumede, Durban mayor, instead of shooting at students
- Speaking at the EFF's KwaZulu-Natal election manifesto rally, the party leader encouraged security personnel to protect the lives of protesting students, as they were fighting for better wages
- Malema further claimed that the ANC had become a dog that eats its own children, referring to the recent arrests in connection with political murders
During the Economic Freedom Fighter manifesto rally in Chatsworth, KZN, Julius Malema called on police and security personnel to set their sights on their mayor, not students:
“Next time you come to Durban University of Technology (DUT) and are told to shoot, please shoot in the air. Don’t direct your gun at people who are fighting for you. You can even direct your gun at the mayor of this municipality, the most corrupt mayor in the history of this city."
Zandile Gumede, Durban mayor, probably did not appreciate the sentiment, but the EFF leader had been referring to Mlungisi Madonsela, who was fatally shot by a private security guard during violent protests at DUT.
Ensuring he was clearly understood, Malema went on to direct his attention to police officials, who he accused of being hypocrites in their choice of criminals:
“You come and shoot innocent souls pretending they are criminals, you are actually protecting criminals. If you are serious about fighting crime, Zandile Gumede [would] not be driven [around] by police. Tomorrow, when Zandile Gumede gets out of her house, [with her bodyguards]... do the right thing as a law enforcement officer; drive her to the nearest police station."
According to IOL, this is another reference, this time to two KZN mayors, who had been arrested for murder last week, allegedly attempting to eliminate those who uncovered corruption in their municipalities.
The EFF leader went on to say that the ANC has become a dog that eats its own children, allegedly murdering those who exposed their dirty deeds.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the Indian community had not been spared Malema's wrath, the EFF leader told the community that they should 'rework' their mentality towards African people and forget their 'whiteness'.
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