Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema challenged the SAPS during a rally in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.
Julius Malema challenged cops to shoot him during a rally in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday. According to Juju, the police were sent there to take him and his leadership out.
However, The South African reported Juju's claims against the cops were unfounded and that it was a 'conspiracy tactic' the EFF often used. Malema's remarks followed the ANC failing to show up to collect a memorandum they drafted for the ruling party.
Photos and a video of Juju challenging the cops were posted on social media by the EFF.
"The police inside the premises of uMngeni Municipal offices have threatened to shoot at us. We dare them to. We will not leave until someone comes to receive our list of demands. We will not be intimidated," he captioned the post.
“The information I have is that the police are here to ‘do their work’ – I want to say to them: Do it. You’re used to killing people in the rural provinces unopposed. Well, you must kill us today. Police have issued that instruction today. They must kill us now.
“How do you shoot at people who are protesting peacefully? We will not be going anywhere – this is municipal property. We’ve asked for someone to come and receive a memorandum, even if it’s a cleaner. But the ANC is too petty and arrogant to do so,” he said.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Malema rubbished claims that he had to be rushed to the hospital on Tuesday.
Juju denied the rumours, which started circulating on social media earlier in the day.
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