– A woman on Twitter asked Julius Malema to speak out against farm murders
-In response, the EFF leader joked that the woman was drunk – This is the latest in inflammatory comments Malema has made regarding the issue
EFF leader Julius Malema laughed off a request on Twitter to do more to stop farm murders. This came after a Twitter user tweeted at him, writing, "Stop the call for farm murders." Malema responded by joking that the woman was drunk on Klipdrift and Coke.
This is the latest in a long string of inflammatory comments Malema has made with regard to farmers, land owners and white South Africans. While Malema has never explicitly encouraged people to attack farmers, he has in the past downplayed the issue of farm murders.
He has also made controversial remarks which have landed him before the Human Rights Commission, including his infamous statement that there would be no white genocide, "at least not for now". Additionally, Malema has on several occasions encouraged supporters to occupy land illegally, according to The South African.
The Twitter user, with the handle Miriam Botha tweeted at Malema, "Hallo @Julius_S_Malema hereby written confirmation to you to stop the call for farm murders within 72 hours. I beg you to. Do not make me come after you. I am not a paid bot, this is real." In response, Malema wrote, "O tagilwe ke klipdrift n coke", which translates to "You are drunk on Klipdrift and Coke."