Malema calls for SA to withdraw from Commonwealth
Julius Malema, the firebrand leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party, has called on South Africa to pull out of the Commonwealth.
He said the 53-member body is “presided over by the coloniser” and to respect the Commonwealth “perpetuates white supremacy”.
British Queen Elizabeth II is the head of the body founded in 1931. Her son, Prince Charles, has been lined up as her successor.
Mr Malema also said that South African judges should stop wearing judicial wigs, which he sees as a colonial relic:
#EFFMediaBriefing Malema: It is through small things that we can achieve the total freedom of South Africa. Like that wig that judges wear, what is that? Does it mean that you can only think when you wear the hair that resembles that of a white man?
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) August 28, 2018
His comments came despite the fact that after the end of apartheid, South Africa scrapped the requirement that judges wear wigs.
Cover photo: Don’t expropriate land until Constitution is amended – Julius Malema. Photo: Daily Maverick