Malema: “They Can Keep their De Klerk, And We Will Keep Our Mugabe.”

"As young revolutionaries in the continent, it is from Mugabe that we learnt what it means to be defiant and how a young revolutionary must always push their elders, beyond their fears and comfort."

Malema: "They Can Keep their De Klerk, and we will keep our Mugabe."-Surge Zirc SA
Julius Malema/Photo File: Twitter

The EFF leader Julius Malema had an overwhelming message memorial service for the former Zimbabwean leader held by the party in Soweto on Thursday.

Malema said the legacy of Zimbabwe’s establishing father was that of an enemy of colonialist and an enemy of radical who would not twist the knee when looked with unforgiving results – and that his legacy must be celebrated.

“They Can Keep their De Klerk, and we will keep our Mugabe.”

“Many want to tell us not to celebrate President Mugabe, that we must speak badly of him, even in his death. There are imperialists and racists today who want their heroes to be our heroes, and their enemies to be our enemies,” Malema said.

These individuals, Malema stated, were similar individuals who praised “killers like FW De Klerk by giving them Nobel Peace prizes”.

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“It is these people who name our streets, our schools after racists like Verwoerd and Malan… it is these racists who own our land and control our economy, who want to dictate to us who we must celebrate,” said Malema.

Mugabe, whose autocratic rule ended in a military coup two years ago, died last week aged 95 in Singapore

His administration constrained a great many Zimbabweans out of the nation which was disabled by hyperinflation and deficiencies of nourishment (food), medicine and fuel.

In any case, Malema put the fault for Zimbabwe’s monetary breakdown decisively on “colonialists” whom he said organized the nation’s defeat through authorizations.

“We challenge imperialism, lift those sanctions and let’s see if black people will never run their own economies successfully.

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“Let the black Zimbabweans fail on their own without imperialist sanctions. We want the sanctions in Zimbabwe done away with.”
He said Mugabe represented a hope that one could stand against an oppressor and live to tell a story of liberating one’s own people.

“As young revolutionaries in the continent, it is from Mugabe that we learnt what it means to be defiant and how a young revolutionary must always push their elders, beyond their fears and comfort.”

Malema said Mugabe was “sold out” by his Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) partners who would not regard his call for confiscation of land without remuneration and gave place of refuge to bigot white Zimbabweans, whom he alluded to as Rhodesians, the pioneer name for Zimbabwe.

“They failed Mugabe by refusing to join his fight for land,” Malema said.

He approached South Africans to stop xenophobic brutality against Zimbabweans and different Africans, and promptly stop calling them foreigner.

“You are also foreigners here because you do not own the country. You are visitors because you are marching from hostels beating up people that they must leave South Africa, yet you rent in a hostel where you can also be chased out.

“You are defending a white man’s property, this South Africa is owned by the white man.

“Stop hating your future employers, you are exploiting the people who are going to share the land with you,” Malema said.

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