Julius Malema claims that a 'black genocide' took place in South Africa. The Economic Freedom Fighter leader made the statement during a rally earlier today, asking supporters what African people have done to deserve such treatment.
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Economic Freedom Fighter leader and presidential hopeful, Julius Malema, has rocked the boat with a statement claiming that white South Africans committed a 'black genocide'.
The Citizen reported that a video of a 'moving speech' was posted on the Twitter account of the EFF. In this video, Malema claims that:
“They are the ones who killed our people, they are the ones who committed black genocide, we never committed white genocide, yet we are the most hated people, why? What have we done to these people?”
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During the speech, Malema said that black people were made in the 'image of God', going on to imply that white people became 'irritated' when confronted by this image and want to 'wipe it off'.
This notion is described as a conspiracy theory, with experts saying apartheid does not meet the definition of a genocide because the killings carried out during this period were directed at enemies of the regime, not specifically to exterminate a specific ethnic group.
This, most likely, comes in response to right-wing groups who have been claiming that farm murders are racially motivated and constitute white genocide.
Malema's rallies have become racially charged in recent times. Briefly.co.za reported earlier this week that Indian people had been told that they should 'forget their whiteness' and rework their mentality towards African people.
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