EFF 'killing' banner causes outrage

2013-10-14 15:47

Cape Town – Social media buzzed on Monday over a picture of a banner allegedly shown at the Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) launch in Marikana.

A picture showing a red banner with the words “A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate” was quickly shared on various social networks on Monday.

Another picture shows a banner saying "Honeymoon is over for white people in South Africa".

"I also saw 'we need to kill them like they killed us' banners yesterday," User Qaanitah Hunter said in a Tweet.

"I'm not aware of that banner," EFF's national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi told News24. "It's not official".

Cameron Modisane, an EFF supporter who posted numerous pictures of the launch on his Twitter profile, also responded to some of the outrage on Twitter. He said the banner was created and paid for by the Katlehong branch members.

"This is not to advocate for killing of people but rather equality," he said. "Our greatest enemy within EFF is white monopoly capital."


Hundreds of people gathered in Marikana, North West for the launch of Julius Malema’s EFF party on Sunday.

Malema, once an outspoken supporter of Zuma and a former president of the ANC Youth League, formed the party after being expelled from the ANC.

According to its constitution, the EFF is a radical, left-wing, anti-capitalist, and anti-imperialist movement.

The party claims it provides clear and cogent alternatives to post-colonial economic systems, which in many countries had kept the oppressed under colonial domination.

The party advocates the expropriation of South Africa's land without compensation, and the nationalisation of mines, banks, and other strategic sectors of the economy.


  • Patrick Buckley - 2013-10-14 15:54

    I really hate racism! It is the first symptom of an underdeveloped brain. Let's all grow up!

      Mandy Potgieter - 2013-10-14 16:03

      I was 3 years old in 1994. It's time to move on. Us white people of Generation Y cannot stand this nonsense. It's time for them to grow up & get over it. They just want want want all the f'n time just like the ANC. We are a rainbow nation NOT a black nation.

      David Van Schalkwyk - 2013-10-14 16:03

      Sam you obviously think that every white pre 94 was racist... what the government does, does not mean the whole nation is in agreement.

      Chez Kri - 2013-10-14 16:04

      @Sam. How the hell do you know he loved it? You like racism then?

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      Slow Poizn - 2013-10-14 16:14

      this is sick

      Joseph Shange - 2013-10-14 16:14

      The EFF has been created to make the ANC look good to "whites", so when the ANC wins again "Whites" will be thank goodness it's not EFF. Pretty good strategy.

      Sean Meets - 2013-10-14 16:15

      @Sam, in case you didn't know, it was millions of whites who voted in a referendum in 1992 to call an end to apartheid. Believe it or not, there were, and still are millions of us who are not racists, we are however sick and tired of corrupt governance, as well as Malema's hate speech, sowing division amongst so many of the people of this country.

      Quenton Crafford - 2013-10-14 16:23

      Why dont we all stop arguing and make a change to the nation, vote right in the next election and if you decide not to vote be sure yours will go to the cANCer and eff.. And also stop feeding this Sam Adams troll... He is trying to whind you up and get you be a bit more then racist on here as then he can be like let me take you to court for whatever it is they call it these days. Ignore the dumb idiot, his mom never breast fed him, so he is longing for a bit of attention somewhere

      Andre Ackermann - 2013-10-14 16:30

      @Sam, so you want the reverse situation and you think you turn the country in an utohpia for blacks only? What a clever idiot you are?

      Charlotte-Francisque Roux - 2013-10-14 16:39

      Sam Adams, Does your primitive culture allow you to grasp the concept of time? For example that it is now somewhere in 2013 and that time has lapsed - as in the thing that happens during evolution - and that it is no longer somewhere before 1994. But this is exactly the crux of people like you, Julius Malema and Jacob Zuma (Zuma and Malema are hybrids of each other), they are still stuck somewhere before 1994, where whites are the enemy. The ANC went to Polokwane in 2007 and from there it went backwards towards 1994 and is now fighting a war against whites somewhere in the 1980's. EFF went straight to the 1950's where the ancient Freedom Charter was scribbled, from there they went backwards, they are now somewhere between Bloodriver and Bantu migration for Central Africa, somewhere on the fringes of the stone-age. Then they talk about being "new" - ye so is the JOKE OF THE MILLENNIUM... All I want from you is the Pedi word for "EVOLUTION"...

      Marina Millicent Poniatowska - 2013-10-14 16:47

      Shame Sam - you are doing a great job proving Patrick's point. What a small minded, little person you are. Grow up, little boy.

      Mphaphuli Phumudzo - 2013-10-14 16:48

      @Patrick Buckley - I couldn't have put it better. you are right...RACISM IS THE FIRST SYMPTOM OF AN UNDEVELOPED BRAIN period.

      Eric Moneyvalu - 2013-10-14 16:55

      Malema and his supporters must know. This is not Zimbabwe a military state. Noone is going to sit back and watch our country being raped. most of you people are under 25 years old . You didnt live through apartheid so what you want to fight for. Most of the whites that advocated apartheid are dead . Their children were not party to that so why must they pay. And you call yourselves christians yet you willing to kill for a cause you dont know anything about. You are no different form the Islamic extremists with hatred in their heart and believe they are doing the right thing. One sad story . I just hope Mandela is not watching the news or reading NEWS 24 .

      Darren Raath - 2013-10-14 17:00

      @SAM if w%^nkers like malema stop spewing out racist rhetoric you wont get a re-action from people. \so its my fault for my comments/other peoples comments on this article,malema has nothing to do with it and hes allowee to say ANYTHING and we cannot react.

      Ian Flack - 2013-10-14 17:08

      Let me see, the Brown Shirts were around in, when.... 1933-1934? And then look what happened....

      Ioannis Condogiannis - 2013-10-14 17:09

      But Sam, that is not what you said yesterday, you said clearly "i love to kiss your white ass". And you were not so opposed to the gay thing at all, you asked to sing the EFF anthem while you kissed it in a revolutionary manner. I know its hard dude, but its understandable you feel inferior with your big fat leader JuliesAss constantly telling you are a victim, that you cannot do anything for yourself as a black man (troll?), and constantly being led to believe you must hope for a small piece of a white man pie. You will always have my ass to kiss though

      Punungwe - 2013-10-14 17:17

      EFF have got it all wrong from the word go. You do not revenge racism with racism pure and simple. As long as you view human beings as being of different worth then you are exactly the same as Hendrick Verwoed and his cronies. Yet the whole objective of SA democracy is to be different from these evil men. True the sytem of skwered priviledge engendered by decades if not centuries of racism needs to addressed. But it cannot be addressed by reverse racism.

      Charlotte-Francisque Roux - 2013-10-14 17:47

      Sam Adams, You are 100% - they are not dead...

      Ol Mabaso - 2013-10-14 18:15

      Mr. Holland, please take note and share with your buddies in France, Europe.

      Johan D du Toit - 2013-10-14 18:34

      Sam Adams en al jou maatjies- Ek wonder of al die Libtards wat so 'n bohaai opgeskop het oor "Red October" hieroor ook 'n bohaai gaan opskop! Dit is juis van dié goed wat die optog oor gegaan het maar almal word voor die voet as Regse verkramptes en wie weet wat nog genoem! Luister ook na Malema se toespraak, hy spoeg naakte haat! Maak jul ogies oop Libs! I wonder if all the Libtards will kick up such a fuss about this as they did about "Red October" ! It is precisely these things what the marches were about but all who supported are called Right-wing conservatives and who knows what else! Also listen to Malema's speech, he was spitting naked hatred! Open your eyes Libbies!

      Andreas Meyer - 2013-10-14 18:37

      Sam, don't confuse acknowledging diversity with genocidal drive to kill people of other races.

      Herman Burger - 2013-10-14 19:03

      Sam, you moron. You generalise like a real racist. Be careful what you wish for. In the feeding frenzy a name like Sam Adams might be too colonial....

      Darren Liebenberg - 2013-10-14 19:05

      SAM! You realise how far behind other countries we are when you complain about land which is "yours"? While other countries are building a better place from all the things they have, here you are complaining about land. What do you plan to do with the land? Do what Zimbabwe did with theirs? These white people are to clever to let that happen!NOT to South Africa

      Garry Billson - 2013-10-14 19:44

      Hi Sam Adams. I have some simple words to put to you. I believe that you are a clever person and you have real feelings for your country. Due to the failings of your leaders that you looked up to for so many years you are now in a state of denial and are feeling the pressure of this. This is forcing you to make e rational statements that conflict with your true feelings. You feel let down and disillusioned by your leaders and your escape route is to be completely opposite to what you feel. You have taken on an English name and are now castigating the people that you aspired to be like. You feel that your predecessors are not in tune with what is expected of you. You would love to be in a first world scene but are seeing that this is not likely to happen. A solution to your dilemma would be to, step back and say to yourself each morning when you wake up - 'I can be what I want to be, I only have to true to myself'. Say this again at night and you will find that things really start to look ok. Then when you need to make decisions about the future of you country you will be far more open minded in making the correct decision. This advice comes to you free of charge or encumbrance and I really hope that you use it. Good Luck

  • IAnon Ym - 2013-10-14 15:54

    Going to be an interesting few months to come ...

      Kallie Marie - 2013-10-14 18:23

      and then ? you will be on a dingy to Europe ... watch the news .... do you really think your life will be better ?

  • SazmanR - 2013-10-14 15:55

    What on earth is going on in South Africa??

      DylanDylan - 2013-10-14 17:40

      Oh just another day of racist hate and threats of genocide. Can we apply for asylum yet?

      Tersia Louw - 2013-10-14 17:45

      Heaven alone knows; I'm trying very hard to hold on to the knowledge that the vast majority of South Africans want the same things; peace and security, a safe roof over their head, good education for their children and a job which provides for their family. Problem is, it's looking more and more like Malema is pushing for civil war.

  • Mandy Potgieter - 2013-10-14 15:57

    Excuse me???????? Who do they think they are??????? Racists!!!!!!!!!

      David Van Schalkwyk - 2013-10-14 16:09

      They are trying to pull the same as the AWB did years back. And what happened to them there moron leader got murdered by what he hated. Same is going to happen here if Malema is not careful.

  • Annette BrandersBraxton - 2013-10-14 15:59

    What the hell?! Yeah, that is good for nation building, democracy and trying to understand and getting along with one another. Just brilliant. What a bunch of retards!

  • Louis Wolmarans - 2013-10-14 16:00

    Good one David! Agreed!

  • Susan Donnison - 2013-10-14 16:01

    The Anti-Christ......................what can we do to turn this hatred around? Most people of all colours just want to get on with their lives and live side by side and forget the past and pave the way for a better future for ALL of us!

  • Bruce Ungersbock - 2013-10-14 16:03

    The thing that shocks me the most is not Malema and his policies (we all knew he was trying to create a civil war) its that he is allowed to carry on like this without any recourse...put this idiot in jail, he has done more than enough to be sentenced. If he was a normal citizen he would already be there...why do we allow people like this to terrorize our nation? If you wont do it for us, do it for our economy. BMW has already pulled out of South Africa. If we carry on like this, not even the Chinese will touch us.

  • Frans Visser - 2013-10-14 16:03

    The EFF really defines the lunatic fringe. I would love to know what they refer to when they talk about 'White monopoly capital' - the only monopolies in this country are the parastatals - Eskom, Telkom. Most of the public companies are owned by foreign investors or local pension funds... And we are desperate for more direct foreign investment...

  • Ryan Kalil - 2013-10-14 16:04

    Eff isn't your commander in chief still have a court case that is going to put him in jail. Hahahaha can't wIt to see your faces then.

  • Piet Demoer In - 2013-10-14 16:05

    Whaaaaaaaaa hahahahahahaha. What a lot of NONSENCE

  • Gabriel Mashabela - 2013-10-14 16:06

    Editor, please stop sensationalizing such stupid things. 1 poster by any individual, EFF supporter or not can never represent the whole party sentiment. Give us real stories, mxm

      Deborah Anne Hall Jutzeler - 2013-10-14 16:17

      thanks for that a lot of this hysterical hate speech is really thanks to the media, and emphasis on inflammatory details

  • Chez Kri - 2013-10-14 16:07

    Does this not constitute hate speech? And as their logo was on the banner and it was waived about at their launch, should the leaders of EFF not be arrested? I wonder what would happen if the tables were turned?

      Paul Chick - 2013-10-14 16:34

      Exactly !!! If they get away with this Im joining Red October

      Ioannis Condogiannis - 2013-10-14 16:50

      Of course it is not hate speech, not when a black person does it. Blacks cannot be racist dudes, just victims of oppression forever

  • Jurgen Eksteen - 2013-10-14 16:08

    Hate Speech Court Cases will drag down this party before the election if this is how they do business.

  • Babesia Bovis - 2013-10-14 16:12

    These guys are getting too much air time

  • Raymond Kok - 2013-10-14 16:14

    Funny that he choose his party abreviated name to read like his last school certificate E for manners F woodwork another F for just all the other subjects

  • Duncan Colter - 2013-10-14 16:16

    Remember folks the EFF regard the ANC as the main enemy. Who do you think will win?

  • Anné Leonard - 2013-10-14 16:17

    #EFFBanner: “A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate”. That's 100% like Hitler.

      Lawrice Sven Griffin - 2013-10-14 16:22

      Hitler was a tad more charismatic.....

      James Donaldson - 2013-10-14 17:31

      More like the extremist arabic militants

  • Johan Steyn - 2013-10-14 16:18

    Malema is playing a very dangerous game

  • Mike Hall - 2013-10-14 16:19

    Oh Sam wait until they come and get you. Screaming they will drag you through the streets, why because you a whitey.It has got nothing[zilch] to do with apartheid. Silly woman/dumb bag Eish

  • Dineo Dineo - 2013-10-14 16:19

    Only white people are worried, why? Because they know that they have something that doesn't belong to them > land

      Mandy Potgieter - 2013-10-14 16:23

      Oh whatever! It's time for you to grow up little girl.

      Lawrice Sven Griffin - 2013-10-14 16:24

      are you willing to kill for something you have no proof of ownership?

      Lori Lubbe - 2013-10-14 16:24

      Are you serious? That is so narrow minded to say that. I believe that anyone (any race) deserves what they have if they have worked for it NO MATTER what their race is!

      Lori Lubbe - 2013-10-14 16:27

      Are you serious? That is so narrow minded to say that. I believe that anyone (any race) deserves what they have if they have worked for it NO MATTER what their race is!

      LeighTR - 2013-10-14 16:31

      Once everyone gets their land, are they giving it back to the Khoisan? That's where it was from in the beginning...

      jako.merwe - 2013-10-14 16:36

      you have something that belong to you >hair

      Lionel Lovebig - 2013-10-14 17:03

      And the khoi nd San people will take it from u.

      James Donaldson - 2013-10-14 17:34

      Just another blinded and brainwashed EFF member looking to profiteer of propaganda. They're a dime a dozen.

  • Jacques Awie Verwey - 2013-10-14 16:23

    He is a ticking time bomb......

  • George Lohmann - 2013-10-14 16:23

    The ANC and the EFF deserve each other,perhaps come Election time the electorate will see the light and vote for any other party on the ballot paper.

  • Frans Rabalao - 2013-10-14 16:25

    Vision and mission of EFF is the balance among all colors ,to make sure South Africa get rich not not to enrich other countries with our natural resources and other sectors . So don't be confused .

      ObservingMySideOfThings - 2013-10-14 18:13

      I was curious about that too. I've looked every where in hopes of seeing that kind of proof... and I have found nothing. Julius Malema has only one race to 'save' in mind and to him, it is the only race that b'belongs' in Africa -_-

  • Adam Botshelo - 2013-10-14 16:27

    I love my country, i don't care about any political party, all i care about is my country, but this, this is not it. looks like we are on a very dangerous road folks, forget about any thing else think about the next generations.

      LeighTR - 2013-10-14 16:33

      I agree. If we can't get past race, it doesn't matter who is in power... We will never move forward. There will never be real equality.

      Ndzalo Ripfumelo Marai - 2013-10-14 16:43

      So true Adam and Leigh! We can't work together to build a better nation if colour is still all the we see first when we look at each other. Is it not enough yet? All this hatred and hate speech is allowing further division in the country and villains like Zuma and Malema will thrive in that division. There is power in unity. When will South Africans unite to build an country for all South Africans?

      Christiana Vespucci - 2013-10-14 17:00

      Adam. Once Julius is done with the whites. He sure will be having his claws out for the indians and coloureds. And once all of us has died out. Than he won't have anything to turn to. And like a bored kid, he'll turn on his very loyal supporters, just for sports!

      ObservingMySideOfThings - 2013-10-14 18:15

      The problem with idiots like him though, is that they negatively affect the minds of the younger generation, rotting their intelligence -_-

  • Anton Behrens - 2013-10-14 16:28

    EEF - What a joke!!! if you a friend of mine on FB and support the EFF please unfriend me! Thanx

  • LeighTR - 2013-10-14 16:30

    One or two idiots in a crowd being racist. You know there are still idiots in white crowds flying that piece of crap old apartheid flag... If we never get past race, we will never move forward. Doesn't matter who is in power.

      James Donaldson - 2013-10-14 17:42

      That's a flag, this is a kill order. Big difference Leigh.

      LeighTR - 2013-10-14 18:22

      That's a flag, this is a banner. At the end of the day, for each race, they both mean the same. And it's crap.

  • Anne Maseko - 2013-10-14 16:30


  • Anton Behrens - 2013-10-14 16:31

    EEF - What a joke!!! if you a friend of mine on FB and support the EFF please unfriend me! Thanx

  • jungleboy - 2013-10-14 16:32

    Malema is a product of the ANC. This is their legacy of leadership. What does old tomato head think he going to do with six million white bodies? Savage.

      James Donaldson - 2013-10-14 17:45

      The point is to instigate random killings so that the white populous will flee in horror and fear. Same thing that's been happening on the farm lands, except it didn't work out for them so well. Now they're just directing their hatred at the inhabitants of the new prize - the WC.

  • Skull Crusher - 2013-10-14 16:32

    Again all I see here in the comments is how its some how whitey's fault. Why not call a spade a damn spade for once - this is BLACK RACISM AND HATE!

  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-10-14 16:34

    If julius wants to fight whites all I say is BRING IT ON FAT BI...CH.

  • jungleboy - 2013-10-14 16:35

    Malema is a product of the ANC leadership. They unleashed the fool on the people of South Africa. Lets see what they do about him?

      Joe Galo - 2013-10-14 16:39

      November is coming

  • Ilsé McCarthy - 2013-10-14 16:38

    Is it not illegal to propagate hate speech??

      Tersia Louw - 2013-10-14 17:58


      Mewik - 2013-10-14 18:59

      It is also illegal to build a R200 million house with the taxpayers money then deny having anything to do with it. It's also illegal to rape, rob and steal.....just another day in SA it seems. At least they are all going to wear red berets soon so we can identify the criminals from a distance and act accordingly.

  • James Donaldson - 2013-10-14 16:39

    If these idiots take the next step they're suggesting, things are going to get messy. For them.

  • Tinus de Jager - 2013-10-14 16:39

    Molon Labe

  • Hendrik Schutte - 2013-10-14 16:39

    Chilling, but why am I not surprised to see/hear them spewing such inflamatry slogans. On the contrary, I would have been surprised if such tripe did NOT come from their ranks.

  • Moss Kop - 2013-10-14 16:42

    This country need revolution against corruption. Is time that the working class black and white come together and fight. Racism was buried in 1994.

  • Quinten Armstrong - 2013-10-14 16:42

    It's a tactic. Malema seems to have this predictable habit of saying something and then suddenly back-pedals when confronted. This guy is doing what Zuma did in his run for president, make provocative comments to get the attention of the masses because they both know, it works like a charm, and then apologize or bow like a coward with a plethora of excuses before international scrutiny. That's fine because the objective was achieved. Support from the brainwashed has just grown exponentially. Thing is, these tactics could have dire consequences because I'm quite sure there are left wing fanatics out there that religiously cling to inflammatory comments like these and live by them. How many farm murders are attributed to Zuma's comments/songs during his presidential run? Nobody knows. In my opinion, inflammatory slants like this should be punishable by law.

  • Mokone Legwanye - 2013-10-14 16:43

    two days old child (giant) . making headline. really this is a giant.

      Zeffington - 2013-10-14 16:49

      Yes, a giant boil. It needs to be lanced.

  • Presley Godie - 2013-10-14 16:47

    Now that white people know that they are sitting ducks for Julius,maybe they will arm themselves and do the right thing...kill him first... For warned is for armed....just saying.

  • Michael Holliday - 2013-10-14 16:47

    You know, when these politicians make posters that say one thing like "Cold killing Machine" they claim to be using the term metaphorically. The people that support them see it literally. Who is going to hold these people accountable for the potential deaths of hundreds of innocent "white" people the country over.

  • Ioannis Condogiannis - 2013-10-14 16:47

    Clearly some people are itching for a civil war. It has worked so well wherever it has happened. people dying on the streets always bring the investors in droves even more than the fat pigs like Malema.

  • ab64 - 2013-10-14 16:48

    I want to see them try

  • Nkosi Siphamandla James - 2013-10-14 16:52

    our lovely country dont need racist leaders like you malema we enjy the diversity that our beloved country offers us.. I dnt blv in killing of fellow human being but u malema deserve to die wonder why you deviding our country we love each other take ur power hungry ass to zimbambwe

  • Karen Pretorius - 2013-10-14 16:55

    And if no white man has land and uf all the whites are dead what then? Wo will grow crops and produce food? Please...just get it over and done with...when I die I am in longer will I have to watch all this murdering,corruption, hatred and endless threats.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2013-10-14 16:55

    Sigh.. Why do politics always come down to racial hatred in SA?

  • Lawrice Sven Griffin - 2013-10-14 16:56

    Maybe Elton John can sing that song with his piano... y'no the one about slaughtering Rhinos n'stuff?

  • Nkitsing Bokaba - 2013-10-14 16:57

    Eff party is here to stay,people comment bad because they dnt like our part.the ANC only move us from apartheid not freedom

  • Barbara van der Merwe - 2013-10-14 17:00

    "This is not to advocate for killing of people but rather equality," he said" ... looks pretty much like killing of people to me! How is this guy allowed to sprout hate like this??!!