South Africa: EFF’s leader Malema renews solidarity with Palestine

South Africa's third largest political party, EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) leader Julius Malema expressed his party's solidarity with Palestine at EFF manifesto launch.

Julius Malema who launched the EFF’s election manifesto renewed his commitment towards the people of Palestine and claimed support for Russia, saying that “NATO is disguising as Ukraine” .

“We thank you, the people of South Africa, for loving the people of Palestine. Continue to show them love against apartheid Israel. Russia is our home and…Palestinian is our home, and Palestinians must know they’ve got a home in South Africa. We will never retreat. We are not scared of the Jewish power.”

“The people of Palestine are not against the Jewish nation. The people of Palestine do not want to kill Jewish women and children. The people of Palestine want their self-determination. If there is anyone who is killing innocent people, that’s (Israeli Prime Minister) Netanyahu. He’s a warlord, an international criminal, and he must be charged.”

The date for this year’s general elections is yet to be announced.

The party also published “2024 Election Manifesto”, the manifesto included party’s opinions about some international conflicts, especially Palestine.

  1. “The EFF government will support Palestinians’ assertion of their right to self-determination.
  2. The EFF government will support the Palestinian assertion of their own independent state.
  3. The EFF government will support the Palestinians in opposing settlements within Palestine that violate international law and are a hindrance to the establishment of a viable Palestinian state.
  4. The EFF government will continue to highlight the issue of Palestinian refugees, and advocate for the right of return and compensation for those displaced during various conflicts.
  5. The EFF government will support the Palestinians’ claim of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.” stated in the manifesto.

Land redistribution and the country’s electricty crisis are top priorities for the Economic Freedom Fighters.

Their slogan was announced as “Jobs and land now! Stop load-shedding”.

The EFF has many young supporters.

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