In this audio, South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says President Edgar Lungu is a coward.

Addressing party supporters during EFF’s 4th Anniversary celebrations in Curries Fountain, Durban today, Malema condemned UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s arrest.

He told President Lungu not to suppress the opposition if he is a true leader.

“There is something terribly going wrong in Zambia. The opposition is suppressed in Zambia. The President of the opposition is arrested, President Lungu declared an illegal State of Emergency because he is threatened. We are saying to him, do not suppress opposition parties. Lungu you are a coward, allow the opposition to oppose you. If you are a true leader, you will defeat them properly,” said Malema.

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