Youth leader defends 'Kill the Boer' during Zimbabwe visit

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Malema, members of his youth league delegation and Zanu-PF supporters first sang President Jacob Zuma’s signature tune uMshini Wami and then Kill the Boer after Malema addressed Zimbabweans on Reserve Bank governor Gideon Gono’s Donnington farm near Norton, about 60km from Harare.

Gono and Zimbabwe’s Minister of Indigenisation Saviour Kasukuwere gave Malema a tour of Gono’s farm, which Zanu-PF sees as a model of how black Zimbabweans can run farms.

Ironically, Gono’s farm is not also an example of the nationalisation of farms and other white properties which Malema came to Zimbabwe to study, as Gono bought it several years ago and still owns it.

Malema told the Zanu-PF supporters and his own colleagues on the farm: “I am being blamed for the killing of Terre’Blanche because I sang a song. I’m going to be confronted when I get home on Tuesday. I will be accused of many other things.”

Malema defended the song. “We sing the song to remember the fallen heroes of the country,” he said. “We are children of freedom fighters, not children of cowards. We are not in the revolution to impress anybody,” he said before he, his ANC delegation and their Zanu-PF allies broke into renditions of the two controversial struggle songs.

Kasukuwere said that even if he was killed when he got home, the “many Malemas” he had inspired would take up the struggle for him. Malema had earlier visited a platinum mine at Ngezi, about 140km from Harare, which is owned by Zimplats.

On Monday, Malema was due to meet President Robert Mugabe and hold a press conference before returning to South Africa.

Source: The Star online

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