“An alliance between the violent EFF and corrupt ANC in national government will be Doomsday for our country. We call on all South Africans who wish to keep the bloodthirsty Malema out of the Union Buildings, to urgently register to vote DA so that we can bring a Moonshot Pact government to power instead of the Doomsday Coalition.”
The DA unreservedly condemns the chanting of “Shoot to kill” and “Kill the Boer, kill the farmer” by Julius Malema during the EFF anniversary rally. We view this act as completely unacceptable and firmly believe that incitement to violence has no place in our society.
Political leaders have a greater responsibility to foster nation building and social cohesion. Malema’s continued chant of this racially inflammatory phrase sets a dangerous precedent that undermines our country’s path towards reconciliation.
During his speech to Congress earlier this year, DA Leader John Steenhuisen identified the EFF as political enemy number one of our organisation for precisely this reason: Malema is a dangerous demagogue who will plunge our country into violence and anarchy if he comes into power.
Malema’s utterances yesterday confirm the urgency of Steenhuisen’s warning. The EFF has already formed Doomsday Coalitions with its destructive partners in the ANC and PA in Gauteng. Its plan is to replicate this at national level next year, in order to catapult Malema into the Union Buildings.
The DA is the single biggest political obstacle standing in the way of Malema unleashing violence on South Africa. We remain crystal clear in our focus: the DA will do everything in our power to stop Malema and keep the EFF away from the levers of power.
An alliance between the violent EFF and corrupt ANC in national government will be Doomsday for our country. We call on all South Africans who wish to keep the bloodthirsty Malema out of the Union Buildings, to urgently register to vote DA so that we can bring a Moonshot Pact government to power instead of the Doomsday Coalition.
A vote for the DA is not only the best way to create a stable and effective Pact government. It is also the best insurance policy against Julius Malema. The bigger and stronger the DA, the better we will be able to stop Malema in his tracks.
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