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Julius Malema wants a face-to-face meeting with AfriForum

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Release Nhlanhla Nene, says Julius Malema

The lobby group slammed political parties after appearing in parliament on Thursday.

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema has labelled AfriForum as “provocative” and has suggested meeting with the controversial lobby group.

AfriForum appeared before Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee on Thursday, 6 September 2018 to make an oral submission on land expropriation without compensation.

The committee criss-crossed the country, holding public hearings on whether parliament should amend section 25 of the South African constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

Following the group’s appearance, Malema, who has been a long-time critic of AfriForum, took a swipe at them.

“AfriForum is very provocative, maybe is time for us to engage face to face”, he said on Twitter.

Many social media users have doubts on whether the meeting would be a peaceful one, given their conflicting ideologies.

Proceedings got a bit heated when AfriForum Deputy CEO, Ernst Roets told both ANC and EFF MPs in the committee that: “You are drunk on the ideology of failed National Democratic Revolution.”

EFF MP Tebogo Mokwele further reiterated the party’s plans to repossess land.

“Let me tell you my brother from another mother, we are going to take the land whether you like it or not”, she barked.

Roets told the committee that the ANC was leading South Africa into a playground for communists and further disputed the idea that white people stole land from blacks, and called it “the single biggest historical fallacy of our time”

AfriForum recently went on an international drive to plead for interference from the international community, regarding the matter.

Thabo Baloyi
t.baloyi@politicalanalysis.co.za

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