Julius Malema is adamant that people accusing him of racism will not prevent him from telling the truth. The Economic Freedom Fighter leader says that he wants black people to be proud of themselves and their heritage.
Julius Malema told university students last night that if people wished to call him racist for telling the truth, they should just do it.
The Economic Freedom Fighter gave examples of how past injustices have trickled down from the past and into the present, claiming that workers were still paid with a bottle of wine during harvesting season in some regions:
"When you say this they call you racist. If telling the truth is racism, then I am proud to be a racist because I am telling the truth."
The party wanted to instill a sense of pride in the nation's black African heritage but had lamented the special treatment they feel whites still get. Malema was adamant that all human beings are equal.
According to The Citizen, Malema had insisted that the EFF is the only party unafraid of pointing out inequalities:
“The EFF is the only party in South Africa not scared of Indians or whites, we tell them right to their faces – if they tjank (Afrikaans for bleat) or whatever they do, they will end up relaxing.”
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Malema claimed that white people weren't afraid of his party, saying that they know the party won't 'kill them or drive them to the sea'. The EFF leader feels that they are rather afraid of the equality the party promises to herald in.
"My dream is to have a situation where black people employ white people. Then we will be equal. The boss must be anyone who can create a job. It’s possible African child, don’t be scared to dream.”
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