“Stop your self-hatred. Stop at taking our brothers from Africa, our sisters from Africa.”
– Julius Sello Malema
The xenophobic riots in South Africa have sparked several debates on Black unity and self-hatred. And the first person who came to mind in regards to addressing this problem was Julius Sello Malema.
Julius Sello Malema is a South African politician who serves as Member of Parliament and the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters. Malema began his political career at a young age. He joined the Masupatsela (Trailblazers), a movement of the African National Congress, acted as chairperson of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), and later became the chair of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) for Limpopo province. In 2001, he was elected the national president of COSAS.
I want to share a few clips of Malema, where he discusses the importance of Black unity. If you’d like to address any of his points, feel free to comment below.
Until Next Time…