EFF leader Julius Malema says Human Rights Day should be referred to as Sharpeville Day because the day bares specific significance to black people who lost their lives fighting for freedom and basic rights.
Speaking to scores of EFF supporters at the party's Sharpeville massacre commemoration event in Vereeniging, south of Johannesburg, on Thursday, Malema said his party would not associate itself with the "nonsense" of non-racialism associated with the day. "Human Rights Day for who, for what? This is our day," said Malema.
"Today is the day in which we continue the fight for rights of black people, and we must not make any apology about that," said the EFF leader to cheers from the crowd.