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31 Oct 2017
1:20 pm

WATCH: Uproar over farm murder protesters singing Die Stem

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EFF leader Julius Malema says perhaps people will now understand why his party never sings Die Stem.

Protesters against farm murders have angered people on social media after a video of them singing Die Stem emerged on social media. South Africans on Monday took to the streets in protest against farm attacks, urging people to wear black in commemoration of those who died at the hands of the attacks.

The protests divided South Africans, with some saying the protesters’ anger was selective. They argued there was no such a thing as a white genocide.

In fact, according to policing expert Johan Burger, his research suggested more black farmworkers were killed on average than farmers or farm owners, but AfriForum said they needed to verify the figures.

On Monday, photos circulated of people wearing T-shirts with the old SA flag printed on them, and now a video of them singing Die Stem has angered South Africans on social media.

EFF leader Julius Malema has also taken to social media to complain about the video, saying singing Die Stem gave “these racists” some sense of superiority.

“Maybe people will now understand why EFF refuses to sing Die Stem, it gives these racists some sense of superiority,” he said.

The EFF leader said white people only spoke English and Afrikaans in South Africa, and both languages were in the national anthem, hence they “felt superior”.

Watch the video below:

In a statement, the ANC condemned the “despicable” and “racist” behaviour by some protesters on Monday.

“The racial characterisation of crime and the stoking of racial hatred by some elements in the campaign through, among others, the arrogant and offensive display of apartheid South Africa’s flag, are indicative of an unrelenting yearning for apartheid fascism and while supremacy and make a mockery of the national reconciliation project; continuing to entrench obstacles to the creation of a non-racial society in South Africa,” said the party.

These were some of the reactions on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/PieterHowes/status/924947764890492930

https://twitter.com/AmBlujay/status/925247197154807809

 

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