Julius Malema opens up about land, corruption and media freedom

Julius Malema opens up about land, corruption and media freedom

- In a recent interview, Julius Malema spoke about issues like corruption, land reform and a "United State of Africa"

- He also claimed to support media freedom

- The EFF leader argued that land expropriation without compensation was necessary for the economic emancipation of Africans

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EFF leader Julius Malema opened up about various topics, including media freedom, land reform and corruption, during a recent interview on the TV show, African Perspective.

During the discussion, he reiterated the EFF's commitment to land expropriation.

He also once again issued a call for a borderless Africa using a single currency.

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Malema described what he calls a "United States of Africa". This would be a kind of Pan-Africa without borders and sharing a single president.

He said this would bolster Africa's economic security and would pose a "threat to Imperialism". By this, he seemed to mean that a united Africa would be more resistant to influence from international powers like China and the United States. 

Malema also said that corruption needed to be eradicated in order to improve service delivery. He said that corruption was a continent-wide problem, according to The South African.

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He also said that he supported media freedom and self-regulating media. His statement runs counter to his own track record, however, as he has routinely attacked journalists, most recently Karima Brown. 

Additionally, Malema repeated his party's calls for land reform. He said that the "liberation of the content" would be achieved through land expropriation without compensation, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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