- With the next court date in Senekal looming EFF leader Julius Malema has made it clear his 'ground forces' fear nothing
- Speaking outside of the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday Malema said that the Red Berets 'have nothing to live for'
- In addition to this provocative comments the EFF leader said that Police Minister Bheki Cele needs to 'regain' SA's respect
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Economic Freedom Fighter Julius Malema told supporters outside of the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday that the party does not fear death.
Addressing the crowd in the midst of his assault trial, Malema made it clear that the party is not scared of attending the next trial date in Senekal:
"We are not going to Senekal to fight with anyone we are not scared of death, we are dead already we have nothing to live for."
Despite one person being arrested for their alleged role in the violence that took place outside of the Senekal Magistrate's Court last week, Malema insists that the real culprits are still free:
"They have not arrested the real culprits who caused anarchy in Senekal. If those people are not arrested we will institute a civil arrest."
As for Police Minister Bheki Cele, Malema said that the politician needed to regain the nation's respect:
"Bheki Cele mist regain our respect. The people that burnt the van and entered the court in Senekal till today have not been brought to book, instead they have arrested a white hobo with bipolar."
The Red Beret leader is adamant that the authorities are fearful of white citizens and this had led to the situation getting out of control:
"Police officers are afraid of white people. They failed to stop the white people when they disregarded the court in Senekal and burnt a police van."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Cele had confirmed that he and Malema had met over the upcoming trial date of two murder suspects in Senekal:
“I have committed to meet the leadership of some political organisations that have been drawn into the situation. This morning ... I had a meeting with the leader of EFF, in the next 24 hours I will have a meeting with the leader of FF Plus."
The trial had served to aggravate the frustrated community who had been protesting farm murders after the death of a young farm manager.
A local businessman had been denied bail after his arrest for his alleged role in the violence that took place.
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