Malema Tells Zimbabweans To Stop Social Media Protests And Engage In Real Revolution
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has urged Zimbabweans to stop engaging in social media protests and start engaging in real protests if there is to be any progress in the country.
In an address during the EFF’s Women’s Day event at the graveside of Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Malema questioned why Zimbabweans are afraid to die when they are already dead.
He suggested a blockade at Beitbridge Border Post stating that the EFF will be ready to render support to the Zimbabweans until they are free.
Malema went on to question the effectiveness of protests by Zimbabweans in the diaspora. He said, “Why is the youth of Zimbabwe fighting through hashtag? Why is the youth of Zimbabwe fighting from South Africa and London? Why are they not occupying the borders of Zimbabwe there in Musina? We will support them and say no car goes into Zimbabwe and no car comes out of Zimbabwe until the rights of our people are restored in Zimbabwe. Why is the youth of Zimbabwe not rising in Zimbabwe and face death because they are already dead? To live with a mother who can be raped at any time by the State with no consequences. To live with a sister who can be raped at any time with no consequences. Our own comrades should stop the hashtag revolution and engage in the real revolution…”
Malema’s comments come at a time when Zimbabweans and people all over the world are engaged in a protest on Twitter using the hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter.
President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced he will send special envoys to Zimbabwe which many believe was as a result of the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter protest.
Last week EFF called for the closure of Zimbabwe’s embassy in South Africa over human rights abuses. The Malema led party further threatened to block Zimbabwean Government officials from attending events in South Africa.