Mugabe only leader holding Africa together: Malema
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – VETERAN Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is the only remaining figure holding the African continent together, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has said.
Addressing media in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on Thursday, Malema, said Mugabe has true Pan African blood flowing in his veins saying had it not for him, the then visiting Sudanese President Omar al Bashir could have been arrested in South Africa.
He accused South African leader President Jacob Zuma as a “sellout”, who dances to the wishes of the West and American tunes at the expense of values and principles of Pan Africanism.
“President Mugabe is the only leader who knows for the real change to come, Africans will have to go through the necessary pain, exactly what Zimbabweans are going through now.
“We don’t see what’s happening in Zimbabwe as anarchy. We don’t blame it on President Mugabe, we blame it on capital. It is because they disagree with him politically, they use their economic muscle to punish the people of Zimbabwe,” Malema said.
The EFF dismissed notions by Western sponsored media that president Mugabe was a tyran.
President Mugabe is both the chairman of the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, whose tenure has widely hailed as making great impact in bringing Africa together than before.
“How do you say a man (Mugabe) who has won elections is a tyrant? He has never preceded over any massacre of our people; he continues to lead a party that advocates for very radical economic policies in Zimbabwe,” Malema responded to a question by a foreign journalist based in Johannesburg.
Malema also noted that had it not been some “sellouts” in Africa, former Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi could have been alive.
Many African nations point a finger on South Africa under president Zuma’s rulership for the “betrayal” and subsquent “selling out” Gaddafi to Nato before he was killed.
Gaddafi is highly recommended for sharing the same values as those for Mugabe for trying to bring Africa together.
We want an Africa where trade will happen freely. We want an Africa that will one day have one currency and have one president and one government which will preside over this continent.
“Africa are one. These borders were imposed on us by colonialism. We want an Africa where trade will happen freely.
“We want an Africa that will one day have one currency and have one president and one government which will preside over this continent,” Malema said.
– CAJ News
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