EFF leader Julius Malema has described billionaire Elon Musk as ”illiterate” in a recent Twitter brawl after Musk Musk took to Twitter and accused Malema’s EFF party of openly pushing for the genocide of white people in South Africa.
Why must I educate Elon Musk? He looks illiterate; the only thing that protects him is his white skin. Elon Musk wants to learn about this song; the records are there in court. Let him go read the judgment. Let him go listen to my arguments in court, said Malema.
Musk’s tweet came after Malema sang ‘Kill the Boer’, a Zulu song referenced to the former ruling white minority in South Africa, at the EFF’s 10th-anniversary celebrations at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.
“They are openly pushing for the genocide of white people in SA. Cyril Ramaphosa, why do you say nothing?” he asked.
Malema responded to Musk, suggesting he was talking nonsense. “O bolela mas*pa (you are talking sh**),” he said.
Although calls have been made by Afrikaans (white South Africans), for Malema to be charged with hate speech, the controversial chant has been declared “not a hate speech” by The Equality Court in Johannesburg.
Meanwhile, AfriForum, a civil rights organisation, has revealed that the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein will hear its case against the Equality Court’s ruling that the phrase “Kill the Boer” is not hate speech on September 4.
AfriForum made this announcement after Julius Malema, leader of the EFF, sang Kill the Boer again this past weekend during the EFF’s 10th-anniversary celebrations,’’ read their statement.
The appeal court case, according to AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel, is a part of the organization’s plan to combat Malema’s racial and divisive actions on three fronts: through legal action, the mobilisation of community safety structures, and the promotion of mutual understanding and respect between cultural communities.
I believe AfriForum has a strong case against Malema, but should the South African courts find that it is acceptable for Malema to sing songs that incite genocide against minorities, AfriForum will pursue the case internationally, adds Kriel.