- EFF leader Julius Malema made headlines again as he is quoted saying he does not call for the slaughter of white people, at least for now
- However, a video has been shared that puts Malema's words into context - he stated that under his leadership there will not be a call for the slaughter of white people
- South Africa's response to the initial video with the out-of-context words are enraging South Africans
Leader of the EFF, Julius Malema, has caused an upset yet again. He was quoted saying that he is not calling for the murder of white people...at least for now.
Naturally this remark has upset quite a number of South Africans.
According to a report by News24, Malema said these now-infamous words during an\interview with the Turkish-based 24-hour news network.
However, Briefly.co.za has found another video that puts Malema's words in a different light. Both these videos are circulating on social media, but one is getting more attention than the other.
The first video clip shows the more shared version where Malema is heard saying "I have not called for the slaughter of white people...at least for now."
The second video clip shows Malema saying those same words, but with more context:
I'm saying to you, not under my leadership, will we call for the slaughter of white people. I don't know who's coming after me. I will not speak for them.
No one is going to slaughter them.
When told that people would freak out on social media about his remark, Malema said those people are cry babies.
Malema then discussed the farm attacks in South Africa.
The farm attack is just an act of crime. It's not a genocide of white people. We are concerned.
Malema stated that there are black workers who are killed during the farm attacks as well.
Should we now say there's genocide of black workers? No, it's a crime.
Expropriation of land was another issue on which Malema shared his views.
It means - it's very simple - the state owns the land. And then it gives it to you on a long lease.
In that way everyone else will have access to the land.
Malema said that he does not know what will happen in the future - especially with the way things are currently.
The EFF leader also stated that an unled revolution could happen if things carry on as they are now.
He added that an unled revolution is the highest form of anarchy.
Based on the two videos, it is clear that Malema does think something is going to happen in the future - but even he cannot say exactly what.
Reactions to the videos differed depending on what video people saw and what they believed:
South Africans are left to decide for themselves what they think of what the EFF leader Julius Malema had to say.
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