‘Genocide of white people’ Elon Musk Responds To Julius Malema’s Controversial Song
Since leaving South Africa as a young teen, Elon Musk has rarely spoken about his country of birth. However, in a surprising turn of events, the world’s richest man took to Twitter to condemn EFF leader Julius Malema for inciting violence. This reaction came after a video of Malema singing “Kill The Boer” during the EFF’s 10th-anniversary celebrations at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, 29 July, went viral.
Elon Musk shows outrage over Julius Malema’s song
They are openly pushing for genocide of white people in South Africa. @CyrilRamaphosa, why do you say nothing?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 31, 2023
The video of Malema singing the controversial struggle song sparked outrage not only from Elon Musk but from countless others as well. The New York Times journalist Benny Johnson, who posted the clip, described it as “shocking.” Responding to the video, Elon Musk expressed his anger, stating, “They are openly pushing for the genocide of white people in South Africa.” In an unexpected move, he also tagged President Cyril Ramaphosa in his tweet, questioning why there was no response or action taken regarding the matter.
Charges Filed Against Julius Malema
Elon Musk was not the only one voicing their outrage. The Democratic Alliance’s John Steenhuisen announced that the party would be filing charges against Julius Malema with the United Nations Human Rights Council. Additionally, VF-Plus leader Pieter Groenewald took to social media to share a picture of him laying criminal charges against Malema at a local police station.
Call for Accountability
The incident involving Julius Malema’s singing of “Kill The Boer” has reignited the debate over hate speech and incitement of violence in South Africa. Many citizens are calling for accountability, urging leaders to address such issues seriously. The controversy has also brought attention to the complexities of political discourse and racial tensions in the country.
Elon Musk’s Connection to South Africa
Elon Musk’s birthplace in Pretoria, South Africa, holds significant relevance in this context. Despite having left the country at a young age, Musk’s ties to his birth nation remain strong. As one of the world’s most influential figures, his comments on the matter have captured widespread attention.
Global Impact of Social Media
Elon Musk’s response on Twitter highlights the power and influence of social media platforms in shaping public discourse. With just a few words, he sparked a conversation that reverberated across the globe, bringing attention to a contentious issue in South Africa.
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