South Africa's populist party EFF gains traction as country sees rise in apathy and alienation

- | 5 months ago

Julius Malema revels in his role as the racial provocateur of the rainbow nation.

The self-proclaimed “commander-in-chief” of South Africa’s third-biggest party is famed for his military-style red beret, his verbal attacks on the country’s white and Indian minorities and his loud demands for the seizure of white-owned farmland. “We are not calling for the slaughtering of white people – at least for now,” he declared in one of his most ominous comments.

The members of his far-left populist party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), have become notorious for brawling with security guards, threatening journalists and trashing the retail stores of corporations that offend them.

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