Julius Malema, leader of Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, has assured that South Africa is for everybody.
Malema said this while condemning the renewed spate of xenophobic attack on foreigners in South Africa.
Though the renewed spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa has generated a global conversation, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema earlier stated that he was ashamed of being a South African because of the recent spate of attacks against foreign nationals in the country.
Malema while reacting to recent attacks on foreigners, he said South Africa is a country for all and called for an end to xenophobic violence.
“Whether you are from South Africa, whether you are from Zimbabwe, whether you are from Nigeria – this is your home.”
viral videos on Monday showed widespread attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa.
The President of the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo who confirmed the development to NAN said the attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg when a building was set ablaze by an angry mob.
“The mob also looted several shops that were around the vicinity suspected to be owned by foreign nationals. But the Police later dispersed the mob and made some arrest.
South Africans looted and burn shops in Jules street, Malvern Johannesburg.What is @SAPoliceService doing to stop this abuse??South African president @CyrilRamaphosa and @GautengANC when will this stop? pic.twitter.com/6SCKI21d92
— Alice Tsungu (@TsunguAlice) September 2, 2019
He also dismissed claims that foreigners were taking South Africans’ jobs.
“There are no jobs in South Africa” foreigners on are not responsible for that.
Africa we are one, Nigerians are our brothers. Let’s be tolerant.