EFF Won’t Mourn The Queen’s Death: “Painful Reminder Of South Africa & Africa’s History”The EFF issued a statement on Thursday, hours after the announcement that Queen Elizabeth II had died, saying that the party was not among those mourning the British royal.The party used her death to highlight what it called her contribution to a…
The EFF issued a statement on Thursday, hours after the announcement that Queen Elizabeth II had died, saying that the party was not among those mourning the British royal.The party used her death to highlight what it called her contribution to a tragic period in South African and African history.
According to the EFF, Britain took control of territory from Batavian control in 1795 and assumed permanent control of the territory in 1806. That territory was later dubbed SA
“From that moment onwards, native people of this land have never known peace, nor have they ever enjoyed the fruits of the riches of this land, riches which were and still are utilised for the enrichment of the British royal family and those who look like them,” the EFF said in a statement.
The EFF slammed the ceremonial head of state of several countries colonized by the UK, saying it “noted” her death. The British monarch died on Thursday at her Balmoral estate in Scotland.On her death, her eldest son Charles, 73, immediately became King of the United Kingdom and 14 other realms, including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
Elizabeth took the throne in 1952 and reigned for 70 years as the head of an institution that was built, sustained, and is still living off a brutal legacy of dehumanization of millions of people around the world.
The party recalled how Nxele died as a result of the fifth frontier war, and how King Hintsa was “killed like a dog” on May 11, 1835, during the sixth frontier war, his body mutilated, and his head taken to Britain as a trophy.
It also claimed that the British royal family sanctioned Cecil John Rhodes’s plundering of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. “It was the royal family who benefited from the brutal mutilation of the people of Kenya, whose valiant resistance to colonialism invited vile responses from Britain.
”According to the EFF, the queen never acknowledged the “atrocities” her family inflicted on native peoples around the world during her 70-year reign.
“She willingly benefited from the wealth attained from the exploitation and murder of millions of people across the world.
”EFF Statement On The Death Of Queen Elizabeth pic.twitter.com/YlBhG2uXno— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) September 8, 2022
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