- AfriForum claims that a convicted gangster said Julius Malema offered to help him murder white farmers
- The minority rights group want the allegation against Malema investigated
- Deputy CEO of AfriForum Ernst Roets made the announcement at the launch of his book Kill the Boer
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is accused of offering to help a gang member kill white farmers.
The gangster is currently in prison but he claims that Malema offered to help him murder white farmers as soon as he is released.
AfriForum, the minority rights group, is calling for an investigation into this accusation.
The Citizen reports that AfriForum has not decided what charges to lay against Malema. Their first priority is to have the allegation investigated.
According to a report by IOL News, Ernst Roets deputy CEO of AfriForum stated during the launch of his controversial book Kill the Boer, that the claim by the gangster should be taken seriously.
Roets has a recording of the member of the 28 prison gang talking about Malema's offer.
Roets says that he wrote Kill the Boer to open South Africa's - and the world's - eyes to the truth of farm attacks.
However, many politicians say it is nothing more than racist populism.
In his book, Roets accuse the government and politicians of being responsible for the increase in farm attacks. AfriForum is convinced that the farm attacks are racially motivated.
Briefly.co.za learned that Roets claims that farm attackers admitted they were influenced by singing songs like Kill the Boer and Dubul’ iBhunu.
According to Roets' book, the amount of murdered farmers went up more than 130% after the song was sung by the late ANC Youth League leader Peter Mokaba. This was back in 1993.
Roets also claims that in 2010, after Malema sang Dubul’ iBhunu, there was a rise in farm murders of more than 50%.
AfriForum feels there is a direct link between the farm attack and the singing of such songs by political figures.
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