Is Malema dividing SA with calls for 'ground forces' to attend Senekal trial? Mzansi weighs in
Calls by EFF leader Julius Malema for his “ground forces” to attend the Senekal trial on October 16 to “defend” state property and democracy has sparked fierce debate and reaction on social media.
Two men were arrested in connection with Horner's murder last week after bloodied shoes and clothes were found and taken in for forensic testing. The court matter was postponed to Friday next week for a formal bail hearing.
Malema was critical of the government's response, questioning whether the government would have acted if it were black people involved in the protests.
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Police on Wednesday arrested a 52-year old farmer for his alleged involvement in the violent protests. He is expected to be charged with malicious damage to property and public violence.
Some saw nothing wrong with Malema's calls, while others accused him of causing divisions among black and white people and inciting violence.
Malema has not issued a response to these claims.
These are some of the views shared on Twitter:
Those who are able to see beyond tweets and retweets can clearly see that Julius Malema is attempting to destabilise South Africa. Why? I don’t know!— Put.South.Africans.First 🇿🇦🇿🇦 (@TruthIntake) October 7, 2020
And if we’re not careful, he’s going to succeed. We’ll live to regret it🤞🏾#JuliusMalema
#JuliusMalema he got no intention to actually lead SA. He's just there to throw a spanner in the works, to revive racism, to deflect major issues with racism... we all ses GBV, he says, here, look at racist hair ad! We all see corruption... nope.. not him— Fatima Petersen (@FatimaPeterse20) October 8, 2020
Julius Malema has called not only on fighters but SAns to gather outside senekal court on the next appearance of #FarmMurders case.— Marxist (@Kgomo389) October 7, 2020
I support his call, our presence there is not in support of the accused but to protect State Property from boers who showed anarchy yesterday.