Malema: There are no farm murders in SA

2020-Oct-19   09:35

Malema: There are no farm murders in SA
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, insisists there are no farm murders in South Africa.
Source: Economic Freedom Fighters/Twitter

- Silver Sibiya in Senekal

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, insisists there are no farm murders in South Africa.

Malema was speaking outside court in Senekal on Friday where two men accused of killing 21-year-old farmer, Brendin Horner, appeared for the second time and applied for bail.

32-year-old Sekwetje Isaiah Mahlamba and 44-year-old Sekola Piet Matlaletsa stand accused of murdering Horner on 1 October.

Malema said the international community was sold a false story of white genocide taking place in South Africa.

“There are no farm murders, there are no farmers being killed, and this message must reach that racist (US President Donald) Trump,” Malema told supporters outside court.

“In South Africa there are women being killed, in South Africa there are children being killed, in South Africa there are women being raped, in South Africa there are children being raped. Those are the people who deserve our attention," he said.

The EFF leader also took a swipe at what ge described as white media for biased reporting.

“There is a white racist who has been tweeting rubbish the whole day.

When I say to you, enjoy the streets of your town, he says Malema sends his people to cause anarchy in town. You know why he thinks like that? He sucked racism from the breast of his mother, he was taught racism from his racist mother,” he said.

Friday’s court appearance was behind closed doors with the presss barred from covering the proceedings. The court heard one accused was bragging about how he killed a white man and his clothes was found with blood stains.

The two men represented by legal aid, denied involvement in the killing. The case was postponed to Tuesday.

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