Julius Malema’s Twitter account has been ‘temporarily suspended.’

Julius Malema has had a number of features on his Twitter account suspended, for a 12 hour period.

This follows posts he made about the ongoing unrest in parts of South Africa, where he likened the SANDF deployment to a ‘war on civilians.’ Of course, the 40-year-old is no stranger to stirring trouble online – but he may have gone too far this time.

Why has Julius Malema been temporarily suspended from Twitter?

As part of his ‘temporary suspension’, Julius Malema will not be able to Tweet, retweet, share fleets, follow accounts, or like any posts. He can, at least, still send DMs to other accounts. It was determined that his recent activity on the site constituted a ‘violation’ of Twitter’s rules. Malema shared news of the ban on his Instagram page.

EFF leader to be slapped with more criminal charges

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Julius Malema

This comes as the DA prepares to lay criminal charges against Juju, for his alleged role in ‘inciting violence’ at a time of great sensitivity. Riots and looting are still taking place, even after SANDF soldiers were deployed to the streets. EFF Deputy Leader Floyd Shivambu has blamed the ‘white capitalist establishment’ for Malema’s suspension.

  • On Wednesday, the opposition party will file their complaints at Cape Town Central Police Station.

“For his part, Julius Malema threatened on Twitter to join the anarchy on the streets if the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is deployed and likened the deployment to a declaration of war against civilians instead of an attempt to maintain law and order.”

“The lack of action on the part of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to act against those who use their platforms to incite violence, looting and anarchy are alarming. The Zumas and Malema must be prosecuted without fear or favour.” | DA statement