- The EFF leader has compared South Africa unfavourably to Zimbabwe
- He also defended his party's stance on land expropriation
- Malema added that the EFF was not trying to please white South Africans
Julius Malema has said that South Africa is worse than Zimbabwe.
He made the comments while addressing supporters in Sharpeville on Thursday.
Malema was speaking in support of the land reform policies in Zimbabwe which notoriously contributed to its economic collapse.
During his speech, Malema also said that he calls Human Rights Day "Sharpeville Day", and that he could never forgive white South Africans for the Sharpeville massacre.
Malema is no stranger to controversial public statements, but he seemed to be gearing up in this speech as the elections draw nearer. He reiterated his support for the style of land reform that was implemented in Zimbabwe by Robert Mugabe's government.
This is despite the land reform in the country being widely-condemned and seen as a failure, as it damaged food security and undermined the Zimbabwean economy.
Nevertheless, Malema still insisted that Zimbabwe was better off than South Africa. According to The South African, he said that both South Africans and Zimbabweans were both poor, but that at least Zimbabweans owned their land.
Malema went on to insist that the EFF was not trying to please white South Africans with its stance on land reform.
The EFF leader was also in full campaign mode, claiming once again that only his party could turn South Africa around.
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