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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Politicsweb by William Saunderson-Meyer.]

He has threatened and abused. Incited violence with a nod and wink. Yet Julius Malema, self-styled Commander-in-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters, has seemed untouchable. 

It’s one of the conundrums of South Africa’s supposedly even-handed law enforcement and judicial system. There we had a psychologically dysfunctional, old white woman jailed for three years for using the K-word, after unusually swift prosecutions in the Equality Court and then, criminally, in the Magistrates Court.

In contrast, Malema — who says he won’t call for white genocide “just yet”; who talks of “war”, “power through the barrel of a gun”, “cutting the throat of whiteness”, “killing for Zuma”, and that his opponents’ “lives could be lost”; and who wants to send “home” Indians and Chinese because they are all “racist” — has never been held accountable in the criminal courts.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in June 2019 (CPI) & +5.8 y/y in June 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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