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Alleged Violence Incitement :South Africans Call For Ban Of Julius Malema Twitter’s Account



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The attempted insurrection in Washington DC this week – which has already been branded a ‘Coup d’Twat’ – sent shockwaves across America, and the rest of the world. The fallout has been nuclear, with the consequences severe. Donald Trump was banned from Twitter for inciting violence, and there are calls for the same to happen to Julius Malema.

The EFF leader is no stranger to controversy – and uses Twitter as a platform to communicate with over 3.3 million followers. Juju is a social media savvy politician, but he’s been accused of going ‘too far’ with some of his posts. Prominent conservative figures are now calling for Malema to also be banned from the site:

Needless to say, not everybody is on board with this campaign – including Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. The EFF Commissar has gone into bat for Julius Malema, arguing that the firebrand leader uses Twitter for wholly different reasons to Mr. Trump:

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Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said “Because Trump, like [Ernst Roets], is racist and incites right-wing violence. Malema, unlike Roets and Trump, is fighting against racism and all the violence it causes in the world. So, it’s his account that should be banned. But don’t worry, Twitter has left you to us: We will take you head on!”

“Your lies and conspiracies led white right-wing farmers to vandalise a court in Senekal. Just like Trump’s lies and conspiracies led to Capital Hill violence. So it’s Roets who should be banned. But don’t worry, in South Africa, we don’t need Twitter to ban you. EFF will sort you out!”

Despite having his account reported multiple times, Julius Malema has never been hit by an online ban – even after publicly sharing Karima Brown’s number on his page. His Tweets about Clicks and Senekal also previously raised concerns. The EFF frontman has since dismissed the notion of being banned from Twitter – issuing this three-word response:

Source: The South Africa

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.



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