Economic Freedom Fighter President Julius Malema Calls on Ghanaians To Work, Study in South Africa

Economic Freedom Fighter President Julius Malema Calls on Ghanaians To Work, Study in South Africa

  • The Economic Freedom Fighter's leader, Julius Malema, was in Ghana and spoke well of South Africans
  • He encouraged Ghanaians to study and find work in South Africa and said South Africans love peace
  • Netizens reacted both positively and negatively to his statements

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered policy changes and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

Julius Malema invited Ghanaians to study and work in South Africa
EFF's Julius Malema called on Ghanaians to feel at home in Mzansi. Images: Photo by Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images via Getty Images and Junior Asiama/500px
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The Economic Freedom Fighter's leader, Julius Malema, encouraged Ghana citizens to seek employment and further their education in South Africa. He emphasized how peaceful South Africans were and called for the Ghanaians to experience this personally.

Malema invites Ghanaians to South Africa

TimeLIVE said Malema gave a keynote speech at the Arise Ghana Dialogue hosted in Acra. He said that he felt like he was home when he was in Accra. He invited Ghanaians and encouraged them to feel at home in South Africa, as the residents love peace. He also responded to questions about Operation Dudula's Nhlanla Mohlauhi and accused him of hijacking the Operation Dudula movement for selfish reasons. He also believed that no politician can have a successful career by using xenophobia.

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South Africans debate about his statements

Netizens on Facebook supported his statements and said that South Africans generally accept foreign nationals.

Kate Makola said:

"Brothers and sisters of Azania, you are welcome! A house divided cannot stand. A continent united becomes a force to be reckoned with."

Andile Mos added:

"Ya, SA ain't xenophobic. Only a few people are acting xenophobic, but the majority of the population isn't."

Some were unhappy with his words

Others, though, rejected his invitation.

Nicholas Bowen asked:

"Is he speaking about another South Africa we don't know about?"

Gerhard Petzer remarked:

"Hilarious! Crime stats say something completely different. Walk the streets of SA and find out the hard way!"

Malema says KZN belongs to EFF

In a related article, Briefly News reported that Julius Malema said that the EFF is going to control KwaZulu-Natal.

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Malema spoke at a press conference at the Moses Mabhida stadium, where he answered questions about the party's presence in the province. He pointed out that the ANCE no longer has control over the province, and the EFF is confident that the province is theirs.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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