- Julius Malema has once again said that he is not calling for the murder of white people in the country- “ for now”
- Speaking in a recent report on CNN he said that Afriforum “cannot imagine themselves being equal to monkeys”
- The interview further dealt with the issue of land expropriation without compensation and whether this had inspired President Donald Trump on his recent land decisions
Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, has told CNN that Afriforum “cannot imagine themselves being equal to monkeys”.
Speaking in an exclusive interview dealing with the land issue in South Africa Malema claimed that the group hated him for “speaking equality.
The interview dealt mainly with far-right organisation Suidlander but also touched on AfriForum, asking Malema if his groups rhetoric played into their hands. Julius, however, denied this.
CNN confronted Malema over comments made in an earlier interview with Turkish television channel TRT World. He had told the interviewer then that he was not calling for white peoples murder “ at least for now”.
When questioned about this he responded to CNN with a similar statement: “No, no, I said I am not calling for the slaughter of white people, for now. I will not be responsible for the future. I don’t know what will be happening in the future.”
The EFF leader then repeated his response from earlier in the year on Turkish TV, that he is not calling for the slaughter of white people ‘for now’.
The report by CNN was looking into whether the South African right had inspired US President Trump on his recent land decisions.
According to The Citizen CNN had also hosted an exclusive interview with President Cyril Ramaphosa on this issue.
“Those people overseas that are taken in by this message of whites in South Africa being under threat, they are looking at South Africa through the lens of black versus white. And South Africa has long moved away from that.
“In the main, most of them are racists. And they are not very positively disposed towards black people. Their voice, a seemingly prominent voice, is because they are talking on race issues and saying there is a racial war. There is no racial war in South Africa. White South Africans are working with us to resolve this issue.” The president had explained.
Tensions between the EFF and AfriForum have been at an all-time high following court battles between the two groups. Most recently a court order for the EFF to pay Afriforum over a case regarding illicit land grabs.
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