- Economic Freedom Fighter Julius Malema has weighed in on farm murders ahead of his protest in Senekal on Friday
- During a recent interview, Malema claimed that there is no such thing as a farm murder
- The Red Beret leader insists that there is no scientific evidence that these kinds of crimes is specifically targeting white citizens
EFF leader Julius Malema recently spoke out on the issues relating to farm murders on Thursday.
The Red Beret head insists that there is simply no such thing as a farm murder, explaining that:
“There is no scientific evidence that white farmers are targeted in South Africa. There is no such thing as Farm Murder. Murder is murder and must be attended to as such, and a criminal must rot in jail once found guilty. We are going to Senekal to protect our democracy which is under attack by racist and terrorist white farmers.”
Malema insisted that murder rates in rural areas contribute just a small fraction of the overall statistics, rejecting the idea that farmers are specifically targeted.
Speaking to Newzroom Afrika, Malema explained that he felt Senekal residents had crossed the line during protests last week:
“You cannot discharge a firearm in the corridors of the judiciary and threaten the judiciary. We want to show the state that their inability to intervene decisively where white people are concerned is exactly the reason we find ourselves where we are. We are not going to live in fear because white farmers are former generals.”
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that The Economic Freedom Fighters have already ensured that their presence is Senekal is known ahead of the trial on Friday.
Vehicle's blaring party views on the matter can be seen circling the Senekal Magistrate's Court, where the first protest against farm murders saw the community turning on law enforcement.
Party leader Julius Malema had earlier called upon 'ground forces' to mobilise and help to protect the court from a repeat, slamming the police officials involved for their 'cowardice' after a vehicle was set alight during the protest.
Malema explained that the party's presence on Friday was not to support the two suspects accused of murdering a young farm manager, but rather to protect the courts:
"We are not going to Senekal to sympathize with a thug, we are going to Senekal to protect our democracy, our constitution which is under threat by racist terrorist farmers who go and attack a court of law."
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