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Malema Denounces Calls for Deportation of Millions of Zimbabweans From SA

Malema Denounces Calls for Deportation of Millions of Zimbabweans From SA

Controversial South African opposition politician, Julius Malema, has strongly spoken against calls by some political parties, supporters and civil society organisations pushing for the removal of foreigners from South Africa.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader said he would rather lose votes in the 2024 elections than allow millions of Zimbabweans, Nigerians and other nations to return home. In a tweet, Malema said:

Someone said to me ‘if you want us to vote for you in 2024 you must abandon this thing of foreigners’. I’m prepared to go home. I’m fine.

I will never take a platform and denounce Africans. I will never do it. If it means votes are doing, let them go.

I’m prepared to go home. But to take a platform and please the white minority by pointing a finger at other fellow black brothers, I’m not going to do that.

When I see a Nigerian or a Zimbabwean or a Congolese or Ghanaian, I see myself.

The EFF can do internal research to see how much this thing is hurting the EFF, but I am not prepared to take a platform to say ‘foreigners must go home’. I would rather not be the president of South Africa.

I will be the president of my children at home. We will practice Cabinet issues there. I don’ want to.

You mean I should go and tell these hungry Zimbabweans to leave and when I tell them to leave, I send them where.

The issue of foreign nationals living in South Africa, especially those who are undocumented, continues to be a heated debate in southern Africa’s largest economy.

With political parties racing to form coalitions for 66 hung municipalities, two key king markers – Action SA led by former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba and the Patriotic Alliance led by Gayton McKenzie – have made it clear that no illegal foreigners will be allowed to live in their municipalities.

More: VOA News


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19 Comments

Jin lin 6 months ago

Uyo kosugi uyo hafungi gaya kt kna vkadzoka uchararama sei,he z rit mr malema cz vnoziva kt maforeigners akuita economy yesouth isumuke,zvoita kt vnoshndako mhuri dzavo dzirarame zvknka,


Tsivo! 6 months ago

l think Mr Malema you should be president of all african nations ,you are great big up .#nharo dzamalema


@elmushambi 6 months ago

Mr Malema I salute you ,you are true African


Vanxoo 6 months ago

True African Legendary I salute you Mr Malema you ar so intelligent n yu ar supposes to rule all the country in the world kwete ana musorobhangu mbavha


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Black Jack 6 months ago

Mr. Malema thank you. Mamwe ma Zimbabweans ngaagare ikoko. Especially mbavha ngadzigare ikoko. Pamakambodzosa vamwe vaya vakabva muma Jeri, Tatambura nekubirwa mudzimba. Tinongoda ma professionals chete vanochinja nyika for the better Especially kuma industries.


Sho Kosugi 6 months ago

Tommorow you Julius Malema your childish political views will be buried underfeet forever, you are a loser and always a loser, why would you just scrape off your pilitical image by protecting those foreigners in your so called motherland, especially those Zimbabweans must come home to face their real identity, nxaa


Brain 6 months ago

Sho kosugi you are so pathetic Zuze.

KODZONGA WA MWAKO 6 months ago

Kusugi is a wizard. Son of a bitch.
A nonsensical looking idiot

CzaryMangule 6 months ago

Sho Kosugi, you are a heartless Zimbo, if not a xenophobic South African.

Four 6 months ago

I guess yu r used to that word childish. What is it that is childish with his view point abt foreigners. He understand that these foreigners are running away frm poverty, high unemploymnts rate in their countries.

Fortune Muchuchuti 6 months ago

South Africans had their share of hardships during the harsh conditions obtaining from the years of draconic 'apartness' or apartheid laws targeting black people in South Africa and neighbouring countries particularly ours,harboured those who sought safety here in perfect brotherly and sisterly peace. No South African citizen was ever illtreated in Zimbabwe,no xenophobic tendencies were ever shown to our brothers and sisters from across the Limpopo, except love and solidarity. What then is wrong now for South African brothers and Sisters to peacefully co-exist with Zimbabweans in their country today? I salute you comrade Malema.


malema 6 months ago

# Ngapinde hake malema


Conquring 6 months ago

Malema. Maone guys kana tazogara anotaura chokwadi zvisina kana kuti ndiani. Ukadzwa.maspeech ake wega unoti yaaaa #akangopinda chete SA inochinja for better


Chikandamina 6 months ago

Biggers malema


Beasty boy 6 months ago

Viva Malema,Viva EEF.Wise gentleman indeed,we are one people.


Thando 6 months ago

Wise words


Weedman 6 months ago

Big up yo self Julius...a true son of the soil


Sinopharm 6 months ago

Akatosimbisa regalia rekwa RG

loveness 6 months ago

NHM...Ngaapinde Hake Malema



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