Malema: “Hector Pieterson Didn’t Die For A President With Millions Of Dollars Under His Bed”
“Is this what Hector Pieterson was killed for?” This was the question posed by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Thursday during his 16 June commemoration speech at Makwarela Stadium in Thohoyandou, Limpopo.
On Youth Day, Malema addressed the crowd, laying blame for South Africa’s high youth unemployment at the feet of President Cyril Ramaphosa and his administration.
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“Stop moving around, surrendering to drugs, surrendering to alcohol, [and] abusing alcohol saying you are unemployed. You are not unemployed because you lack talent.
“You are unemployed because Ramaphosa has not given you a job. Ramaphosa did not make it a secret. He said it in Parliament, it’s not the job of government to create jobs,” Malema said.
The EFF leader then addressed Ramaphosa’s $4 million robbery scandal. “How can a man be so rich to a point that he puts his money under a mattress? … The president’s bank is too full, he can no longer [put money there]. He is now banking under his mattress. The bank is full, the mattress is full, [and] the couches are full,” he said.
“Is this what Tsietsi Mashinini died for? Is this what Hector Pieterson was killed for? Because when Hector died he never had a demand that a president must have thousands and millions of dollars under his bed.
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“They are no longer hiding… they are eating in front of us. You know why? Because the 80% of the people of Vhembe will still vote for them yet you don’t have water,” Malema said.
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CIC @Julius_S_Malema addressing at The Youth Day Commemoration at Makwarela Stadium in Thohoyandou, Limpopo.
Today is a day of pausing and making reflections on where we come from, and why people died. #EFFJune16 pic.twitter.com/pD7Ct2DkdK
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) June 16, 2022
Malema previously demanded Ramaphosa resign over the $4 million robbery.
Deputy President David Mabuza later defended the president, saying people should not “jump the gun” on calls for his resignation, while Ramaphosa himself said the ANC’s step aside rule would be enforced against him if he is charged.
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