- The EFF’s Julius Malema has criticized Kenyan President Ruto for his warm welcome to King Charles, accusing him of betrayal and broken election promises.
- Malema challenged Ruto over support for Israel, questioning his actions and angering Kenyans over his controversial speech
- South Africans support Malema’s truth and rally around his comments on social media, while Kenyan senator Cherargei urges him to apologize.
Phumelele Nxumalo’s experience critically examining South African education policies in Isolezwe now informs her hard-hitting policy reporting on Briefly News.
SOUTH AFRICA – South Africans join Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) CIC Julius Malema feelings about Kenya Kwanza leader and President William Ruto.
Malema has once again found himself in hot water, this time not in South Africa but in Kenya, with his statement during his speech at the launch of the Pan African Institute in Makueni, which offended a large number of Kenyans.
Addressing thousands of attendees at Lukenya University, the Red Beret leader lambasted President Ruto for his warm welcome of King Charles during his visit to Kenya and his condemnation of attacks on Israel through Gaza.
Malema challenges President Ruto
During his speech, Malema accused President Ruto of doing the exact opposite of what he said during the elections. He questioned Ruto for not questioning King Charles during his visit. He said:
“Putting a red carpet for a murderer, a person who killed Kenyans entering this country and who was saluted by our army. It is not an Italian army, it is not a colonialist army. The Kenyan army is a product of the Maomao Rebellion and those who killed our people during the Maomao Rebellion cannot be saluted by the same army as the children of those who were killed during the Maomao Rebellion.
Castigating Ruto on the Israelo-Palestinian conflictMalema asked the participants to convey a message for him to Ruto.
“The people of Palestine are what Maomao was. The people of South Africa are what the Palestinian people are today, where our land is simply taken, where we are killed on our own land, where we are tortured on our land, where we are imprisoned in our country. own our land and when we fight back, we are called terrorists,” Malema said.
Kenyans angered by Malema’s ‘insults’
In a video published by @AdvoBarryRoux on X Nandi, Senator Samson Kiprotich Cherargei responded to Malema’s speech and said: “Malema should stop coming to Kenya and insulting its president. He said:
Below is the video:
South Africans believe Malema told the truth
By commenting on an article from @AdvoBarryRoux On
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Here are some of the reactions:
@Ori_RSA pointed out:
“Everything he said is true. This president and his fellow cheerleaders are offended because the truth hurts. There is no disrespect in what he said.”
“That’s why he should be president of South Africa. Let’s vote next year.”
“One thing I know is that he’s not going to apologize.”
“The truth hurts and they are offended by the truth.”
“Everything he said was true, but African politicians are not used to this kind of confrontation. Kenyans were very pleased with his speech.”
Julius Malema accused of racism
In a previous Briefly News report, Springbok fans blamed Julius Malema over allegations that the absence of some Springbok players from rugby world Cup the trophy had racist motives. There was speculation that a few of the Springbok players absent from the tour were white, and South Africans speculated that they had stayed away for racist reasons.
Netizens shut down the claims and said Malema’s alleged racist ideology fueled people thinking that their absence was racial.
Source: In Brief News