/ 26 March 2010

PAC Youth promise to ‘injure Malema to death’

Pac Youth Promise To 'injure Malema To Death'

The Pan Africanist Youth Congress has threatened to kill African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema if he does not apologise for misleading the country about the Sharpeville massacre.

“We are saying to Malema to apologise within five days or we will injure him to death … He will either end up in a hospital or in a mortuary,” said Payco president Pitso Mphasha.

This was a way of teaching Malema discipline the militant way, he said.

He also gave the government 10 months to change the name of Human Rights Day to Sharpeville Day.

If the government did not listen, the PAC would “turn the country upside down”, he warned.

ANC Youth League (ANCYL) spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said he would respond once he had either received a written statement on the matter from Payco, or when the threat was directly conveyed to the ANCYL.

He did not want to react based on a report from a press conference.

The war of words between the two youth groups has intensified since Human Rights Day.

Malema on March 22 reportedly said the Sharpeville uprising of 1960 — during which police shot and killed 69 people protesting about pass laws — was organised by the ANC but “hijacked” by the PAC.