- EFF leader Julius Malema has lashed out at black media outlets and journalists who are critical of his party
- Malema made the comments after appearing in the Newcastle Magistrates Court
- The EFF leader maintained his stance that the majority of Indians were racist
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has lashed out at media outlets and journalists who are critical of his party. Malema singled out some black journalists as being house-n*****s.
The EFF leader made the comments after he made a brief appearance in the Newcastle Magistrates Court on Monday. Malema was unhappy by the backlash he has received in the media following his inflammatory statements about Indians.
Malema defended and maintained his stance that the majority of Indians were racists. He also defended EFF deputy leader Floyd Shivambu for his verbal attacks on Treasury’s Deputy Director General Ismail Momoniat.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Malema gave an example which in his opinion proved his view that the majority of Indians were racist. He said the marriage rate between Indians and Africans was incredibly low. Malema said this was because most Indians viewed Africans as sub-humans.
Malema took aim at journalists who negatively reported on the EFF’s dealings in Parliament and in specific those who reported on the Momoniat matter.
Malema said: "You know why [they are critical], because [they believe] Africans can't think unless they have something to hide. That's how they view us, including these journalists, who are Indian, who are white, and including some of the house n*****s.
DailySun.co.za reported that Malema said Indians were less oppressed under apartheid than Africans. He said Indians had access to schools, tarred roads and shops and were closer to white people, while blacks were left with nothing.
The EFF leader said it was therefore impossible to liberate Africans and Indians at the same rate. Malema said if this happened Indians would have an advantage over Africans because they were already ahead.
The case against Malema for allegedly inciting illegal land invasions was postponed until February 2019. The EFF is in the process of challenging the constitutionality of the Trespassing Act.
A similar challenge to the constitutionality of the Riotous Assemblies Act was struck off the roll by the North Gauteng High Court in April.
Malema reaffirmed his and the EFF’s support of the proposed amendments to the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation.
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