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EFF leader Julius Malema speaks with employees of a restaurant.
EFF leader Julius Malema speaks with employees of a restaurant.
PHOTO: Chanté Schatz, News24

After calling for South Africa's borders to be opened - and encouraging foreign nationals to enter South Africa illegally - roughly a year ago, EFF leader Julius Malema now wants local companies to prioritise employing local people. 

On Wednesday, Malema and a handful of EFF members descended on the Mall of Africa in Midrand, where they visited three restaurants to inspect their employment policies and called on 60% of all staff to be South Africans.  

The move was widely criticised as being xenophobic. It came days after the Patriotic Alliance conducted ad hoc inspections at shops in Eldorado Park.

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