South African opposition leader Julius Malema has said that the Swahili language which is spoken in several African countries should be taught in South African schools as an African language.
Spwaking during a radio interview, Malema said that adopting Swahili language would be an important step into decolonising Africa which still speaks colonial languages such as English and French.
Malema said some dialects of their own Zulu language exist in Swahili and made a call to their government to have Swahili taught in South African schools.
Malema is the latest African leader to support Swahili language which is now being spoken in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Botswana.
Listen to Malema below.