Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has been one politician who evidently wants to fight physical violence against women and children.
The deeply concerned Malema has pleaded with men to come up with means of ending this plague. On Tuesday Julius Malema delivered a New Year’s Eve message and started by lashing out at his party opponents.
He said that he had to that the voters for their support and eternal encouragement and said the previous year was the year of the EFF as they’ve increased their seats in the parliament.
Malema further said that though it had been a massive year for his party the same cannot be said for women and children as the country waged a war against them.
The EFF leader said since the evil force behind this violence were men, they had to come up with a solution to it – and the year to do so was 2020.
“As a country, 2019 also showed us that we are a country in a war with itself, particularly against the women, the girl child and all the vulnerable. We must make sure that indeed in 2020 we find a solution against women abuse and child abuse because this solution must come from men.
“It is a problem that is created by men and it is a problem that can be resolved by men. Men should find a practical, long-lasting solution to women and child abuse in 2020,” Malema pleaded in the video-taped message.
“Let it be the year we reduce rape, femicide and all violence against women.”
In an apparent reference to calls to privatise state-owned companies like SAA and other struggling state-owned enterprises like Eskom (which was scheduled to be unbundled into three separate entities), Malema said people should stand together to oppose such calls and moves.
“Let 2020 also be the year of the unity of the oppressed. In solidarity, we should stand against privatisation, against unemployment, against landlessness. We must ensure that we fight against the capture of our state by white monopoly. South Africa’s only hope lies in the unity of the left and the oppressed masses of our people,” the EFF leader said.