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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: IOL.]

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Thursday denounced Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and the South African Police Service (SAPS) for treating thousands of protestors who blocked roads this past Monday, protesting against farm murders, with kids gloves.

Addressing a crowd of supporters gathered at the Israeli Embassy in Pretoria, Malema said the ruling party, the African National Congress, was “scared of white people”.

“The useless minister of police did not do anything, even when whites were disrupting us. You know why? The ANC is scared of white people. The ANC is scared of Israel, the ANC is scared of Afrikaners. But the regime of the EFF will never be scared of a white person. These police here are trained to respect a white man. When they see a white men, it’s baas [boss]. A black man, they ill-treat even when black people are not doing anything but fighting for their rights,” said Malema.

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South Africa at a Glance
56 500 000 (mid 2017 estimate)
5.1% y/y in September 2017 (CPI) & +4.2% y/y in August 2017 (PPI)
2.5% q/q for the 2nd quarter of 2017
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