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"Remember Widows Of Marikana Whose Husbands Were Brutally Killed By Police" Malema


Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema has called on South Africans that as they commemorate Women's Day, they should remember the windows of Marikana whose husbands were brutally killed by police.

Malema said this during his Women's Day message in Eastern Cape. He said women in South Africa are living very difficult lives and urged his members to support women and children.

"As we commemorate our heros, we should remember the widows of Marikana whose husbands were brutally killed by police, who were told by Ramaphosa that these workers are criminals," said Julius Malema.

He said that as comrades, they know that there are a lot of single mothers in Matatiele, in Eastern Cape. Malema said most men are failing to take care of their children, and they leave women to carry the burden alone.

"Today, we are here in Matatiele, in the Eastern Cape to salute our mothers because if it was not you, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters of this beautiful land – democracy was going to be still a dream.

You did so, knowing very well that the answer to that was death. But even when you knew that you were going to die, in your mind you had two things: Either we are going to die, or our children are going to be free," he said.

South Africa is facing a scourge of women abuse and violence against women has been on the rise, which has led activists to call on government to impose harsh penalties on the perpetrators of violence against women.

Julius Malema said perpetrators of gender based violence must be exposed and be made to suffer harsh penalties.

"There is nothing private in Gender Based Violence, there is nothing private in rape. We must expose all the abusers. Comrades women in South Africa are living under difficult situations," said Julius Malema.

Activists have stated that there is nothing to commemorate when cases of violence against women are on the rise, and law enforcement seem not to be winning in this war.

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