| WATCH | Malema composes, sings replacement for 'Die Stem'

Wednesday, 17 November
4h ago
In a direct swipe at the ANC, EFF leader Julius Malema suggested a replacement for Die Stem.
The EFF leader has changed his mind about the Afrikaans section of the national anthem and requested that it be rewritten rather than removed.
“We are not saying remove [the] Afrikaans [part of the anthem]. We are saying remove Die Stem,” Malema told a media briefing on Tuesday.
“We can get people to compose an Afrikaans version – a new nice Afrikaans melody,” he said.
SEE | Elections 2021 Results: See the battle for your municipality unfold with our special elections map
He sang a short section in Afrikaans, which he suggested could be appropriate with the lyrics: “Baie mooi Suid-Afrika, baie mooi”. (Very good South Africa, very good.)
[MUST WATCH ??]: CIC @Julius_S_Malema says the ANC can’t even commit to removing Die Stem. We have no problem with singing Afrikaans but we have a problem singing Die Stem, a song that was sang during the torture of our people. #EFFPresser
Malema criticised the ANC for its lack of “commitment” to removing Die Stem.
WATCH | Malema explains why the EFF terminated coalition talks with the ANC
News24 reported that Malema announced the EFF had decided to terminate talks with the ANC and closed the door on any possible coalition between the two parties in the more than 60 hung municipalities following the municipal elections.

We want to hear your views on the news. Subscribe to News24 to be part of the conversation in the comments section of this article.

5h ago
The Weekly
Newsletter editor Alet Law guides you through our most interesting and insightful stories to give you a well-rounded view of the week that was.
13 Nov
06 Nov
25 Jun
30 Oct
29 Oct
25 Oct
03 Nov
26 Oct
13 Oct
11 Nov 2019
Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

80  ⁄  eight  =