- Malema said black South Africans would only be free when white people served them as domestic workers
- His comments caused a stir online
- Here's what South Africans had to say about it
Briefly.co.za took to Facebook to see what South Africans thought of Julius Malema's recent comment that black people would only be free when white people carried black babies on their backs.
There were strong opinions on both sides of the issue.
As usual, though, Mzansi had a lot to say.
Some commentators said that Malema's comments missed the mark of what black South Africans' struggles really are.
"I am black n I'm free I am today suffering bcs I didn't take education serious," wrote one user, Fanie Madida. "We're from a disadvantage background but that's not an excuse."
Ranther Mokwetli agreed, writing, " We have become a country so ruled by our past that we simply cannot envisage our future, never mind achieve it."
Some also slammed Malema's comment, saying it was offensive. "Malema will never make a good leader, he has so much hatred in his heart," commented one user.
Nattie Naiza, however, applauded Malema, saying that his remarks were proof that he was on the side of black South Africans. "Our Leader, the never sold out gigantic force, a revolutionary himself, Julius Sello Malema," she wrote.
Similarly, Tiyani Shivuri said Malema's comments revealed that many white South Africans were still unable to talk frankly about race.
"What I've realized is that white people can't deal with the issues that many black South Africans are confronted with," he said.
Nevertheless, the user Puleng Sello summed up many people's views when he posted, "Is your politics only about black and white?? And nothing about coming up with strategies to empower and move our country forward."
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