The French ambassador was refusing to come out and talk to Julius Malema and his team.
Malema however maintained that they were waiting for the ambassador inside the embassy to come out citing that they were not going to read the memorandum without him coming outside.
"We are very peaceful. Don’t be cowards, come outside. No one is going to fight you, no one is going to beat you, you have killed a lot of people in Africa. Why are you scared today? So come out and face Africans," Malema said.
The red beret leader losing his patience said the French ambassador must come outside and receive the memorandum, so they can go.
He insisted that by them remaining inside, it meant that fighters were also not going to leave– and by not leaving it meant that those inside were also not going to leave the premises.
"Fighters at the back there, please go and sit in the middle of that road at the back. Sit in the middle there.
Fighters at the back, block that road there. No car from both sides must pass. Comrades, let’s do that in a peaceful manner," Malema advised the EFF ground forces.
The Ambassador of France to South Africa, Aurélien Lechevallier, later came out and finally receives the memorandum but refuses to sign it.
This was after Julius Malema went to the gate and engaged with the French ambassador who says he will stand at the gate while the EFF leader reads the memorandum.
Malema says the EFF expects a response to all of these demands in the memorandum within 14-working days.
"The EFF will do everything in its power to destabilise all forms of colonialism in the African continent and will play an unapologetic and leading role in the dismantling of all remnants of colonialism and colonial rule in the African continent," Julius Malema said.
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