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AfriForum To Lay Charges Against EFF Over H&M Protests

Can't say we didn't see this coming.

AfriForum is laying charges of incitement of public violence against the leaders of the EFF, HuffPost South Africa reports.

AfriForum is a civil rights organization whose main goal is to protect and preserve the culture, rights and freedom of specifically white Afrikaans people in South Africa.

The organization is laying charges against EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema, deputy president Floyd Shivambu, and spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

This is after EFF protesters trashed two H&M stores in Johannesburg and Pretoria after the retail company's distasteful and racist "Coolest Monkey In The Jungle" ad last week.

AfriForum deputy CEO Ernst Roets says they were laying the charges against the three as they were enablers of "this behavior."

"Our complaint isn't concerned with the plundering of the shops, but with the fact that we have influential people who encourage people to do this and who make statements on social media which seem to show that they condone this behavior to achieve their political goals," Roets was quoted as saying by HuffPost South Africa.

The police are currently investigating cases of malicious damage to property and illegal gathering, but no arrests have been made so far.

The EFF hasn't shown any remorse, and they really shouldn't. White people are the last to tell us how to protest against racism. And, especially since they don't do much when black people are being victimized.

As Malema said in a tweet on Saturday, "We will never be told by any fool on how to fight against our oppression particularly those who have never been at the picket lines. There's no formula on how you should fight the oppressor, expect more action against all racists, individually and collectively this year."

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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