- The Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema address supporters at a Worker's Day event in Mpumalanga on Sunday
- The Red Berets leader urged supporters not to hate foreign nationals because doing so is a form of self-hate
- Some South Africans were in agreement with Malema, while others felt he wants to unite Africa so that he can become president of the continent
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MIDDLEBURG - Julius Malema, the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, held a Worker's Day event in Middleburg in the Mpumalanga province and addressed the attacks of foreign nationals.
Malema stated that the attacks on black immigrants are the result of self-hate by black people in South Africa. He went on to say that individuals should not be fighting because borders were created by people.
The Red Berets leader urged supporters who gathered at the May Day rally to love one another and that he was unbothered by the threats that people won't vote for him because of his stance, reports SABC News.
“Stop the hate of black people, love each other, before you love each other, love yourself. Hey, you can take your vote if you hate me for loving black people," said Malema.
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Malema also urged EFF supporters gathered at the rally to protect the African continent while protecting each other.
"Comrades let us protect our continent. Let us protect each other. When you see a Zimbabwean, see yourself. When you see a Nigerian, see yourself," said Malema.
Malema added that Africa is not a content but a country because we are all one. He also expressed the desire to have Africa under one currency and one president in future.
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"We are starting far let's address the tribalism amongst ourselves."
"Imagine hating someone who is calling for the unity of Africans and loving the one calling for division?What kind of mentality is that? Malema."
"The great pan Africanist."
"Now it makes sense. This one thinks he will be an African president."
"Can you just tell your brothers and sisters to go home, we tolerated most of them and now is just too much? Stop lying to people telling them that you will become the president."
EFF reveals its plans to create labour union during Workers' Day rally to represent the needs of workers
Briefly News previously reported that the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema revealed his plans to create a labour union to assist workers with challenges and issues they face. Malema spoke during the May Day rally on Sunday, 1 May in Middleburg, Mpumalanga.
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The political party has been assisting workers through its labour desk, where they are encouraged to air their grievances. However, according to Malema, the EFF is often taken to court by companies that claim it does not legal authority to challenge issues related to work.
During his address, Malema said the labour desk has been performing exceptionally and has to fight court battles related to work daily. He said regardless of having a labour union, the party fights for the rights of black people being exploited in the workplace.
Source: Briefly News