The leader of South Africa’s communist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party, Julius Malema, was filmed Saturday chanting, “Kill the Boer,” and “Kill the white farmer,” along with thousands of followers.
The “Boer” means descendants of Dutch settlers and in the footage, Malema points his finger like a gun and makes gunfire sounds to simulate murdering the nation’s white citizens.
This is Julius Malema. He’s a member of South Africa’s parliament and he’s the leader of the nation’s most radically pan-African (communist) political group.
They’re singing: “kill the Boer.”
Which means: “kill the white people.”
Pan-Africanists like him are the main reason… pic.twitter.com/al7c5kV1ai
— Samuel Sey (@SlowToWrite) August 1, 2023
South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), is led by John Steenhuisen who criticized Malema’s inflammatory remarks, saying, “This is a man who is determined to ignite… civil war.”
The events of this past weekend have revealed that the demon of the 1990s, which very nearly plunged this country into violence from which it would never have recovered, is not dead and buried. Malema has resurrected it. Unite behind the DA to stop Malema. pic.twitter.com/gil6j0hBXw
— John Steenhuisen MP (@jsteenhuisen) August 1, 2023