- Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema shared a video of a young woman singing a struggle song
- Malema was previously taken to court by AfriForum for singing at rallies "Dubul'ibhunu", which loosely translates to "Shoot the Boer”
- AfriForum earlier decided to overturn the Equality Courts ruling that said it is is hate speech to display the “apartheid” flag
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JOHANNESBURG - The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema has sparked a debate on social media after he posted a video of a young woman singing and dancing to a struggle song.
Malema has previous landed himself in hot water for singing at rallies "Dubul'ibhunu", which loosely translates to "Shoot the Boer” and his controversial “kiss the Boer” comments. The EFF leader was taken to court by civil rights group AfriForum after they dubbed his actions as hate speech.
Along with the video clip, he shared on Twitter:
“It is not a song; she's not singing. It is a battle cry; the drum communicates with the departed about our troubles and turbulences.”
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His actions came after AfriForum decided to overturn the Equality Courts ruling that displaying South Africa’s “apartheid” flag is hate speech.
The civil rights movement is heading to the Supreme Court of Appeal to contest the decision during the course of the week and believes that displaying the flag is freedom of speech. TimesLIVE reported that the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SA Human Rights Commission took the matter to the Equality Court.
Social media were up in arms over AfriForum’s comments and questioned why Malema could not sing struggle songs but the movement could display the flag.
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Social media users respond to the Julius Malema’s recent post:
“AfriForum is probably consulting their interpreters now.”
“Hmmm interesting that you speak of communicating with the departed because I was just thinking a lot about what is happening with the recent attacks on the EFF leadership. There's a message that's being communicated with your organisation here.”
“EFF must keep quiet this serves them right now they can feel what we feeling praise God.”
EFF Leader Julius Malema drops a bombshell amid heated high court testimony: "I'm not scared of killing"
In a related matter, Briefly News also reported Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema's testimony in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg came to a head with a bold assertion on Thursday. Amid his cross-examination by Mark Oppenheimer, the politician pronounced that was not afraid to die as he had already died some time ago.
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Malema was testifying in the hate speech matter brought against the EFF by civil rights organisation AfriForum. Malema made the statement about not being afraid to die during a heated exchange with AfriForum's lawyer, TimesLIVE reported.
"I'm not afraid of dying. It beats me why I'm still alive as I died long ago. I'm [also] not scared of killing. A revolutionary is a walking killing machine. I will kill if ever I'm required to do so, especially if it is to defend my people," said Malema.
Source: Briefly News