- EFF leader Julius Malema says black people do not have human rights‚ because they are “subhuman”
- He made the statement in Ermelo during his speech for Human Rights Day
- Malema added that he doesn't hate whites but they need to change how they live in South Africa
EFF leader, Julius Malema's Human Rights Day speech in Ermelo on Wednesday was delivered with his usual "pull-no-punches" rhetoric.
“Your humanity has been taken away by an evil system of capitalism that produces racism. Blacks are not human. Blacks are subhuman. That’s why they can die in Life Esidimeni," he said.
Malema added human rights and land ownership were intertwined.
“There are no human rights in a shack.”
Malema said Australia's plan to fast-track visas for white South African farmers was racist, after Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, said white farmers in South Africa would need to flee “horrific circumstances” for a “civilised country”.
Briefly.co.za learned Malema said white South African farmers must go if they wanted to, calling them traitors.
“They must leave the keys of the traitors‚ because we want to work the land. They must leave the keys of the houses‚ because we want to stay in those houses.”
The EFF leader believes that it's only racists who left for Australia after apartheid ended in South Africa.
“It is the racists again who are going back to Australia. They will be poor in Australia. They are rich here‚ because they are exploiting black people‚” Malema said.
“They will come back here with their tails between their legs. We will hire them‚ because we will be the owners of their farms when they come back to South Africa.”
Malema added that his hatred is not for white people, but for the enemy who do not want to part with their land.
“I’ve got no hatred for white people. I’ve got fundamental differences‚ the way they are handling their affairs in South Africa is not right. They have to change‚” Malema said.
“Why will we kill white people? Robert Sobukwe never wanted to kill white people … Steve Biko never wanted to kill white people. Albert Luthuli received a Nobel Peace Prize‚ because he never wanted to kill white people. We are children of those people. We are not children of [D.F] Malan.”
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