The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday held a memorial service to honour the late Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe in Soweto.

Speaking at the memorial service, Mr Julius Malema, founder of the Economic Freedom Fighters eulogised the late President as a great revolutionist.

We are here to celebrate the life of the founding father of an independent Zimbabwe, the life of an anti-colonialist and anti-imperialist. Mugabe represent to us a hope that one can stand against the oppressor and live to tell a story of liberating his own people, he said.

We are the descendants of Robert Mugabe, the children of Robert Mugabe, the successors of this stubborn old man who fought against imperialism. We are Robert Mugabe and he is us, he also stated.

Mr Malema, encouraged members of the EFF that, in remembering Mugabe, they had a duty to free the mind of the African child from the narratives created by the west and archives of history that make Africans hate him.

He further stated that, Mugabe was a man who stood for the independence of Africa and believed in black people and that Africans should not be ashamed to be associated with him.

Mr Malema also took advantage of the opportunity to condemn the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Source : SABC Digital News