- EFF leader, Julius Malema, feels that there is evidence that white people are racist based on their support for the FF+
- Malema also took exception to the FF+ taking apartheid-era prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd’s grandson into parliament
- The FF+ confirmed it was only sending white people to party as they don’t follow a quota
EFF leader, Julius Malema, pulled no punches at a press conference on Thursday.
The charismatic political leader touched on the growth of the right-wing Freedom Front Plus (FF+) during the general elections this year.
Malema feels that the white people who voted for the party are clearly racist.
Malema feels it’s a sign that “white privilege” is under threat.
Juju also took exception to the fact that the party is taking Dr Wynand Boshoff to parliament.
Boshoff has an interesting lineage as his father, Professor Carel Boshoff, founded the Afrikaner movement, Orania, and his grandfather was apartheid-era prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd.
Juju was scathing in his assessment as he said, “They take Verwoerd’s grandson because they do not apologise for apartheid.”
The Citizen reported that the FF+ would only send white people into parliament as their MPs were selected based on merit.
The FF+ election campaign manager, Wouter Wessels, stated that the party does not follow a quota system and their ten representatives would therefore all be white.
Briefly.co.za noted the growth experienced by the party as they rose from 0.9% in 2014 to 2.38% this year.
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