Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF, sparked controversy by singing “Kill the Boer” at the party’s 10th-anniversary celebrations.
The ‘Kill the Boer’ song will not be the subject of an investigation any time soon, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa. Vincent Magwenya, a spokesperson for the Presidency briefed the media on Friday, August 4.
Magwenya claims this is because the matter is currently before the courts.
Julius Malema, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) head, sparked debate this past weekend when he sang “Kill the Boer” at the EFF’s 10th-anniversary celebration.
DA URGES RAMAPHOSA TO DENOUNCE MALEMA
The Democratic Alliance (DA), as anticipated, is outraged by the chant and plans to bring charges against Malema before the UN Human Rights Council. President Cyril Ramaphosa has been urged to criticize him by the official opposition party.
“I specifically call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to break his silence and publicly condemn Malema … If Ramaphosa fails to denounce Malema, it can only mean that he is too cowardly to honour the oath he took to uphold the Constitution and defend all the people of South Africa,” said DA leader John Steenhuisen.
Sinawo Tambo, a spokesman for the EFF, claims that despite the DA’s legal action, the EFF is unconcerned, partly because the Equality Court determined that the phrase “Kill the Boer” does not constitute hate speech.
“We are very well aware that they are pained and bitter about the EFF’s successful 10th anniversary rally and they are looking for anything to try and to subvert the progress and growth of the Economic Freedom Fighters. We know that the argument we made in the Equality Court where we won. Justified that it is a revolutionary song, a liberation song that is justified in terms of commemorating the history of South Africa’s struggle against colonialism and apartheid, so whatever he is saying we do not care,” Tambo said.