Malema condemns Ngarivhume’s imprisonment

EFF Leader Julius Malema Condemns Zimbabwean Government’s Imprisonment of Activist Jacob Ngarivhume

JOHANNESBURG, South African politician Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), has spoken out against the imprisonment of Zimbabwean activist Jacob Ngarivhume. Ngarivhume was jailed for four years after leading picket lines demanding accountability for the use of Covid-19 funds in 2020.

Malema expressed shock and disappointment at the decision to imprison Ngarivhume, stating that it was “pathetic” for a government to jail an activist simply for holding different political views. He called on Zimbabweans to protect those who speak out against corruption and represent the voices of the voiceless.

The EFF leader’s comments come amidst growing concern over the suppression of dissent and opposition voices in Zimbabwe. Many activists and opposition politicians have been targeted by the government in recent years, with some facing imprisonment and harassment.

Malema’s message resonated with many Zimbabweans who have expressed outrage at Ngarivhume’s imprisonment. The activist’s supporters have also called for the release of all political prisoners in Zimbabwe and for greater protection of free speech and human rights in the country.

The imprisonment of Jacob Ngarivhume has sparked a wider conversation about the importance of accountability and transparency in government, particularly in the management of public funds. It has also highlighted the need for greater protection of activists and opposition voices in Zimbabwe and across the continent.

Malema concluded his statement with a reminder that “the truth will never be incarcerated” and a call for unity among Africans. As the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for transparency and accountability in the use of public funds has become even more urgent. It is essential that governments listen to the voices of their citizens and protect those who speak out for the common good.

Julius Malema : I was shocked to hear that a Zimbabwean Government has jailed Jacob Ngarivhume @NgarivhumeJacob, for demanding accountability through picket lines on how Covid-19 funds were used in 2020 by kleptocratic politicians. Sending an activist to 4 years imprisonment for simply holding different political views is pathetic. Zimbabweans must learn to protect their own, particularly those who are the voice of the voiceless against the corrupt few. The truth will never be incarcerated; Africa we are one.


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