South African politician Julius Malema has reiterated his call for a one government continent, the “United States of Africa.”
Mr. Malema who was speaking after being re-elected as leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, over the weekend. The EFF is South Africa’s third-biggest party as per the last general elections, he said that the continent must become one country and break all geographical boundaries separating the countries.
Talking about EFF, he stated that the body was using the South African platform, but its main aim was to achieve continental unity at the political level.
“We want to lead Africa, we want a united state of Africa. With one currency, with one economy, with one parliament, with one president, with one judiciary.”
“(An Africa)… where all member states will be held accountable, we want Africa to be one. With this South Africa, it is just a starting point. And why? Because political freedom came from up there in the north. Economic freedom must come from the south going up there.”
Back in May this year, Malema made similar calls for a unification of all African states to be called the ‘United States of Africa’. Stating that a united Africa was a threat to imperialism and colonialism. He further went on to slam African leaders of working against the dream of a united Africa.
“The African Union (consists) of brothers who do each other favors, who don’t tell each other the truth, right in front of each other’s faces and say you are wrong here, you are wrong there. This is the direction we want to go.”
He stressed that it was the up-and-coming young politicians who needed to stand and sit up to take the mantle and oversee the overhaul. “It is our generation that must fight for border-less Africa and create one country out of this continent.”