Julius Malema isn't called a firebrand politician for nothing - he says what he means and he does so apologetically. He told members of his party, EFF, to join ACDP if they are opposed to violence. In turn, ACDP has thanked Malema for sending members their way.
Julius Malema, leader of the EFF, delivered a fiery press briefing on Tuesday, 2 April. In it, he said that he condones violence by party members as long as someone else provoked them.
He also said he would take up arms to defend the EFF's "revolution" if necessary. Malema then told the members of his party who are opposed to violence to join the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP).
The party has since thanked Malema for encouraging members to join them, as reported by The South African.
Malema is certainly living up to his firebrand reputation.
The ACDP's doors are apparently open to one and all.
“We will welcome those who have come to realise that there is a place in South Africa for all, irrespective of colour or class.
"We will welcome those who have come to their senses in understanding that the violent revolutionary tirades have no place in building a South Africa that is prosperous, peaceful, free of crime and corruption."
Briefly.co.za gathered that ACDP deputy-president and MP, Wayne Thring, said the party sees beyond stereotypes that stem from apartheid times.
“Let it be known that the ACDP is indeed a party of peace, not violence. We are a party that seeks to grow our economy, not destroy it. We are a party that sees beyond colour and racial classification, beyond the stereotypes perpetuated by apartheid, which sadly continue today."
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