Malema mulling an armed struggle

The Economic Freedom Fighters may take up arms if their “peaceful revolution” is met with violence from the state, party leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.

“We can’t rule out the possibility of an armed struggle if the state is … Read the rest

DA spokesman says ANC much better than ‘apartheid’

EFF leader Julius Malema was wrong to say that the ANC-led government is worse than the apartheid government, DA spokesman Mmusi Maimane said on Monday.

“You may have heard Julius Malema saying over the weekend that the ANC is worse … Read the rest

Malema wants to emulate Mugabe

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday that he wanted to emulate Robert Mugabe and congratulated the Zimbabwean leader on being re-elected president.

Speaking from Nigeria where he was visiting spiritual leader TB Joshua for “blessings” and “divine … Read the rest

Survey shows support for Malema’s policies among black youth

The EFF’s policies of land reform and elimination of national borders within southern Africa will boost youth support for the party, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

Thirty-eight percent of respondents believed Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius Malema would … Read the rest

How should we respond to calls for white genocide?

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by Dan Roodt

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This week on Twitter a former UKZN student representative council member, Sfiso “Mabhiza” Mbatha, tweeted: “We gonna kill every white cockcroach that breath(es) SA’s air”, while adding, … Read the rest

Malema case to continue in Pietersburg Magistrate’s Court today

Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s corruption case will continue in the Pietersburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

On Thursday, Malema told the court he feared that a delay in setting a trial date for his case could jeopardise the … Read the rest

South African cabinet denounces ‘recent acts of racism’

Recent acts of racism in the country should be strongly condemned, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said on Thursday.

In a statement following Wednesday’s fortnightly Cabinet meeting, Chabane said this should especially be stamped out in school classrooms.

“There … Read the rest

Is South Africa the next Liberia?

by Dan Roodt

I ended off my last column with a reference to “the dark eye of Africa”, a term used by Laurens van der Post in his eponymous lecture in 1954. Following in the footsteps of Van der Post, … Read the rest