look how economic freedom fighters (EFF) Leader Julius Malema tells his fighters to return fire if they are shot by a private individual during the national lockdown on Monday March 20, 2023.
MALEMA SAYS EFF SHOULD ANSWER FIRE WITH FIRE
Melama was addressing the fighters in Johannesburg on Friday. The EFF goes ahead with its planned march to get rid of President Cyril Ramaphosa and in protest against the cargo cut and socio-economic problems.
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“War has been declared against those who are against progress, against those who want to perpetuate the suffering and struggles of South Africa’s black majority,” Malema told EFF members.
He told the fighters that he was there to remind them of Monday’s appointment.
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EFF WILL NOT SMILE AT THOSE WHO SHOOT
“We have an appointment on Monday, no money, no weapons, we don’t have machine guns. We only have the body of the South Africans to picket, whether they kill us or not,” Malema said.
Malema sid EFF members would be on the streets on Monday. “We don’t care what the judge’s security group says; no one can stop a revolution. South Africa will not operate if the EFF does not say it must stop. We only listen to the EFF,” he continued.
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FIGHTERS MUST PROTECT THEMSELVES
He told the fighters to go door-to-door, shelter-to-shelter and house-to-house to make sure everyone responded to the EFF’s call.
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Regarding the lockdown, Malema told EFF members that private citizens are not allowed to shoot at them and if they do, fighters must return fire with fire.
“All kinds of intimidation have been issued by the State, by private security guards. Let me tell you, no private security guard or citizen has the right to shoot another citizen. If a private citizen shoots at you, you must protect yourself and return fire with fire. We will never smile at anyone who wants to shoot us,” Malema said.