CIC Julius Malema is attending the opening ceremony of the first ordinary session of the fifth Parliament in kigali Rwanda.
The Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was among South African delegates in Kigali, Rwanda for the Fifth Parliament.
Malema visits Kigali for African Parliament to advocate for one leadership and one judiciary in the African continent
Posted by News360 on Monday, October 22, 2018
Malema explaining to the media the importance of this session of the fifth Parliament. Also commenting on President Kagame’s address and what needs to be done to eradicate corruption in Africa. He says we need a judicial body in the continent.
Malema who spoke about how Africa can kill corruption in an interview also endorsed single African currency ‘under one leadership’ when asked on how to grow the economy.
The EFF leader expressed his support for a judicial body that would act against corruption in Africa because that would send the message that corruption doesn’t pay.
“Many corrupt individuals on the continent go unpunished and, as a result, people think that corruption pays.”
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) October 22, 2018
He blamed corruption for being at the core of African underdevelopment.
Although Malema was generally supportive of free trade agreements in Africa, he said it was understandable that countries would be wary of implementing such reforms. He pointed to the fact that some countries might attempt to abuse such freedom to fraudulently market products from outside Africa, particularly from China, as those they had produced themselves.
Despite this, he said, “I see that many are beginning to change heart and sign, seeing that this would be good for the continent.”
He had earlier described the opening address at the event by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame as “a wonderful speech with more emphasis on free trade and free movement of persons in our continent”.
“I think it’s a very important message because we need to unite the continent and we can only do that if we move freely, if we move goods freely, if we’ve got one currency and, ultimately, we’ve got one continent under one leadership, with institutions that have got biting teeth – particularly on other countries that are engaged in corrupt activities and violation of human rights.”
Malema had earlier called for the continent to develop a shared language in August
He suggested Kiswahili would be a good choice. He said the benefit of a widely spoken African language would be part of “decolonising Africa”.