Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has urged party supporters not to engage in xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals.
He addressed hundreds of supporters during the Eastern Cape election manifesto launch at the Walter Sisulu University stadium in Mthatha on Saturday.
Malema warned South Africans who accuse foreigners of committing crimes not to take the law into their own hands.
He says we are all Africans and must love one another, showing love to those who come from Mozambique, showing love those who come from Guinea, Egypt and Nigeria.
“If there are people who are committing crime, let us fight crime. Let us not say Nigerians are committing crime because it is not only Nigerians and Zimbabweans who are committing crime in South Africa. Even our own South Africans are raping children, raping old people and killing women.”
“So let us not say it is only foreigners who are committing crime.”
The EFF holds two seats in the Eastern Cape Legislature while its holds eight seats in the Buffalo City Metro and six in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro.
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