Malema warned to apol­o­gise to the Zulu king

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Muzi Zin­c­ume

FU­RI­OUS EFF mem­bers in the King Cetshwayo Dis­trict have in­structed their leader, Julius Malema to apol­o­gise to Zulu King Good­will Zwelithini for in­sult­ing him.

Con­cerned EFF mem­bers made this state­ment dur­ing a me­dia brief­ing held on Mon­day at Em­pan­geni Li­brary.

‘We wish to ad­vise him not to set his foot in this prov­ince, un­less he hum­bles him­self be­fore His Majesty and apol­o­gises un­re­servedly.

‘We have tried every­thing in our power to ask Malema to apol­o­gise to the King and the Zulu na­tion for the state­ment he made dur­ing the eNCA in­ter­view, where he is al­leged to have said he feared no one, in­clud­ing the King.’

EFF’s for­mer Regional Chair­per­son, Bheki Sha­bane dis­tanced the party from Malema’s be­hav­iour and apol­o­gised to the Zulu na­tion and the royal fam­ily for the in­sult.

‘When we brought this to his (Malema’s) at­ten­tion and asked him to apol­o­gise, his re­sponse was, ‘You can go to hell’.

‘We were out­raged by this,’ he said.

‘We de­cided to write to the EFF top six but that, too, did not pro­duce any re­sults. We don’t have any choice but to speak for our­selves.

‘We still value and have a high re­spect for the Zulu monar­chy, the King and Amakhosi.

‘We still be­lieve in the EFF land re­form ap­proach, but we are say­ing the land that was wrong­fully taken from us by the apartheid regime should be re­turned to the right­ful own­ers with­out com­pen­sa­tion. By this we are not re­fer­ring to the land un­der In­gonyama Trust.

‘Enough is enough, we’re sick and tired of Malema’s stub­born­ness - his re­marks to our King made us an­gry

‘No one has a right to point fin­gers at the King and what he did shows a great dis­re­spect. Malema sits next to Inkosi Man­go­suthu Buthelezi in par­lia­ment, and he can get more in­for­ma­tion about the land un­der In­gonyama Trust.

‘Buthelezi is a Zulu Prime Min­is­ter. He knows every­thing about our land, and he worked tire­lessly to secure the re­main­ing land.

‘He must be reminded we are also Zu­lus and we can’t be­tray our King, he must be aware that we sup­port our King and are ready to pro­tect him.

‘We think he is the one to go to hell first, we don’t want him here in this prov­ince un­til he apol­o­gises to our King and the Zulu na­tion,’ said Sha­bane.

The at­tempt to get a com­ment from EFF spokesper­son Dr Mbuyiseni Nd­lozi was un­suc­cess­ful and the EFF Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, Go­drich Gardee asked to be con­tacted af­ter the funeral of Mama Win­nie Madik­izela-Man­dela next week for com­ment.

Muzi Zin­c­ume

The con­cerned EFF mem­bers, Than­dizwe Mthembu, Eu­gene Khu­malo, Bheki Sha­bane and Nh­lanhla Biyela singing in sup­port of King Zwelithini af­ter the me­dia brie ng

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