In a shocking incident, the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, has reported a break-in at his Johannesburg home, allegedly carried out by three illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe.
The intrusion occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning, May 9th, 2023, while Malema and his family were asleep. According to Malema, the perpetrators entered the premises by breaking a window and proceeded to steal various items, including electronic devices, cash, and jewelry, before fleeing from the scene.
Malema promptly reported the break-in to the police and shared video footage captured by his home security cameras, revealing the masked and gloved intruders. He claimed that they were illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe, using the incident to call for stricter border control measures by the government.
In a statement, Malema expressed his discontent, saying, “It is unacceptable that illegal immigrants can freely enter our country and cause harm to our citizens. We urge the government to swiftly tighten border control measures to prevent such incidents in the future.”
The South African Police Service (SAPS) confirmed that they are actively investigating the incident and are collaborating with Zimbabwean authorities to locate and apprehend the suspects. Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, the police spokesperson, urged anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist with the investigation.
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The incident has ignited a heated debate on social media, with many South Africans expressing concerns about the country’s porous borders and the increasing influx of illegal immigrants. Some have criticized Malema for exploiting the incident to advance his political agenda.
Malema’s political party, the EFF, has long advocated for land expropriation without compensation and has been vocal about the government’s failure to address the issue of illegal immigration. The party is calling for stronger measures to control the flow of illegal immigrants into the country.
South Africa has experienced a significant influx of illegal immigrants from neighboring countries like Zimbabwe and Mozambique in recent years, leading to growing concerns among citizens and political leaders. The government has faced criticism for its perceived lack of action in curbing the problem, and incidents like the break-in at Malema’s home only intensify the pressure for decisive measures to address illegal immigration.
As the investigation unfolds, more information regarding the incident will be made available.