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Malema's remarks violent and threatening - Phumzile Van Damme

DA condemns EFF leader's remark that "We are not calling for the slaughter of white people‚ at least for now…”

DA condemns Malema’s unconstitutional comments

The Democratic Alliance strongly condemns comments made today by the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, who said that "We are not calling for the slaughter of white people‚ at least for now…” (see report)

This violent and threatening language has no place in our constitutional democracy. Indeed, the Constitution is founded on the democratic principles of “human dignity, equality and freedom” and the fact the South Africa belong to all those who live in it.

The DA wants to build a non-racial, non-sexist South Africa, filled with opportunities and hope for all our people, especially the 8.9 million jobless South Africans. Hate and violence only detracts from this vision and tears apart the dream Nelson Mandela had for our beautiful country in 1994.

Statement issued by Phumzile Van Damme MP, DA National Spokesperson, 7 November 2016