South Africa firebrand politician and President of the Economic Freedom Fighter, (EFF) Julius Malema has said he won’t be intimidated or blackmailed by people he described as “bed wetting boys” over supporting Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, professionally known as Burna Boy performance at an anti-xenophobia theme concert “Africa Unite” in South Africa.
Malema in a tweet defending his action said, South Africa is a home for all Africans.
He said, “I won’t be intimidated or blackmailed by bed wetting boys, welcome home @burnaboy. South Africa is a home for all Africans, kill me for defending an African brother, bloody Cowards.”
I won't be intimidated or blackmailed by bed wetting boys, welcome home @burnaboy. South Africa is a home for all Africans, kill me for defending an African brother, bloody Cowards.
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) November 15, 2019
Burna Boy in the wake of xenophobic attacks in September that affected mostly Nigerians said he would not visit South Africa unless the government resolves the issue.
Some South Africans on social media had had reacted to the news that Nigerian Afrobeats star Burna Boy would be performing at an anti-xenophobia theme concert “Africa Unite” in South Africa.
The backlash reached a climax when an open letter written by musicians and organisers under the umbrella of Tshwane Entertainment Collective, to the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture raised objections against the concert and called for the department to pull its sponsorship of the event.
The petition letter particularly objected against Burna Boy’s inclusion in the concert.
The latest development in the mix, South African rapper AKA has demanded an apology from Burna Boy. AKA challenges Burna Boy to prove that he is indeed the African Giant:
“Ek se … @burnaboy all we want is an apology. We know South Africa is not perfect. But we took you in as our own before you reached these levels. You say you are an AFRICAN GIANT, prove it.”