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Musk: “NY Times supports calls for genocide”

Published 9 August 2023
- By Editorial Staff
Elon Musk and Julius Malema, party leader of the South African Economic Freedom Fighters.

The New York Times downplays far-left South African party leader Julius Malema’s rhetoric about killing the country’s white population. This has prompted Elon Musk to call for a boycott of the newspaper, which he says supports genocide.

On Saturday, the Economic Freedom Fighters party, which has been a vocal advocate of seizing white-owned land and giving it to black South Africans, held a political rally in a packed arena in Johannesburg, South Africa, with nearly 100 000 people in attendance. Toward the end, the leader of the party, Julius Malema, raised his hand and began chanting “Kill the boers!” which the audience followed with great enthusiasm. At the same time, fingers were held up like a gun in the air. The phrase refers to the white population of the country, and was widely used during the 1990s, when the country was particularly marked by conflicts between whites and blacks.

The New York Times, which wrote about the incident, points out that the phrase does not necessarily have a violent meaning. According to historians and party leader Malema, the phrase “should not be understood as a literal call to violence”. Elon Musk, who was born in South Africa, reacted strongly to the article and called for a boycott.

“The New York Times actually has the nerve to support calls for genocide! If ever there was a time to cancel that publication, it is now” he writes.

Julius Malema himself has commented on Musk’s accusation during a news conference this week where he lambasted the high-profile entrepreneur, saying that the only thing protecting him is his “white skin”.

Why must I educate Elon Musk? He looks like an illiterate. The only thing that protects him is his white skin“, Malema said.

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