Malema to Africa: 'Find it in your good hearts to forgive us'

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"Find it in your good hearts to forgive us, we are sorry, we are ashamed of ourselves and sincerely apologise for this madness," said EFF leader Julius Malema during a media briefing at the party's headquarters on Thursday.

READ: Somalia urges South African govt to protect its citizensHe added the red berets unapologetically sided with the victims and called on South Africans to stop their actions, cautioning that it was the only way for the rest of the continent to treat the country properly. Various African countries have retaliated to the spate of attacks, through demonstrations and boycotts, with even high-profile personalities taking to social media denouncing the ongoing violence.

At least seven people, including some South Africans, have died in the violence, which has seen several shops looted across some of Gauteng's three big metros and numerous suburbs.

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