South African politician Julius Malema has repeated his call for a united Africa, one that breaks down all geographic barriers.
Malema made these statements after being re-elected leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, over the weekend. He also noted that the EFF 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.”
In May this year he said a united Africa was a threat to imperialism and colonialism slamming African leaders over 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 upcoming 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 borderless Africa and create one country out of this continent, called the United States of Africa.”
The EFF is South Africa’s third biggest party as per the last general elections.