South Africa’s Opposition Leader Julius Malema has said America should be a leader in respecting the results of elections as an example to developing countries that look up to.
Malema was speaking to the media in South Africa on Wednesday at a time the incumbent Donald Trump has on several cases claimed rigging of elections by Democrats in the ongoing American Elections.
He said it was surprising a president from a first world country was crying foul in the elections.
“If they are robbing each other it is good. They are tasting what we have been tasting here in Africa. They must know what the rigging is about, but Trump is a cry-baby, he must accept defeat. If he is defeated he must accept. The same with [Joe] Biden,” Malema said.
Malema said it was time for Americans to set an example of superiority since they are the champions of democracy.
“They are a first-world (country). They cannot be speaking about the rigging of elections because they are supposed to have the most sophisticated electoral system … and if we third world (countries) are still complaining about rigging and the first world is also complaining, then democracy is in danger,” Malema said.
Malema’s statement comes after US President Donald Trump has issued several statements discrediting the ongoing elections counting and threatened to call for a recount in three states.
“They are working hard to make up 500,000 vote advantage in Pennsylvania disappear — ASAP. Likewise, Michigan and others!” Trump said in a tweet that has since been flagged as a misleading message by Twitter.
Trump has since blamed the Democrat run and controlled states of manipulating the votes in favour of his contender Biden.
“Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat-run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!” Trump said.