Julius Malema on current education system: 'They equate us to animals'

Julius Malema on current education system: 'They equate us to animals'

EFF leader, Julius Malema, told students at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein that the party's fight for freedom is more than a physical one, it's also a 'struggle of the mind.' Malema says the current education system rejects 'blackness'.

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Julius Malema, leader of the EFF, addressed his party's students command at their 3rd national assembly at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein on Saturday, 13 July.

Here, Malema said that the party's struggle for freedom is more than a physical fight, it's also a 'struggle of the mind', according to The Citizen.

Malema feels the current education system's perception of blackness needs to be undone, as black people are seen as animals.

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Malema said:

"How do we liberate the mind? How do we change the mentality that black people should be servants of white people?"
"The current education system rejects blackness and reduces it to laziness, to sex and alcohol."

Briefly.co.za learnt that Malema added that the accomplishments of black people are overlooked.

"They don’t see mathematicians, scientists and IT gurus among us. They see the most corrupt people, who want to take money, buy booze and have sex the whole day. They equate us to animals."
"Ours is more difficult because it is a struggle of the mind. We ought to educate the people. The more people question your stand point on political issues, the more you must stand firm and sharpen your arguments."
"The reason why people question us is because they are made to believe they are less than human beings."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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