- On Sunday, EFF leader Julius Malema weighed in on land expropriation, calling on people to study farming because the "land is coming"
- Juju added those threatening war, particularly Zulus and Afrikaners, were 'non-thinkers'
- He said although they do not wish to see a civil war, they are not scared of one
- Malema then said if Ramaphosa did not "do the right thing", he would go down as Zuma did
This passed weekend at the Standard Bank arena in Joburg, EFF leader Julius Malema called on South Africans to pursue higher education qualifications in farming, since "the land is coming".
He added they were not going to disrupt farming, but rather going to inherit it and continue to farm.
Juju said agriculture colleges needed to be open and ready because the country needs educated farmers in the land land expropriation project.
Malema continued by saying when land was taken prior to 1994, investors did not leave the country.
"Now we say let’s take from white people and not give to blacks [alone] but to both black and white, they say people are going to leave the country, because black people don’t deserve the land. Black people don’t deserve to own property. Any ownership of property by black people is a threat to whiteness.", Juju added.
The EFF leader added "land" was synonymous with "black pain, indignity and humiliation". Malema said blacks remembered the "sjamboks", guns and police dogs that were unleashed on their people when they were forced off their land.
"We are not just talking about giving the people the land - we are talking about healing the painful past. The restoration of the land will heal the pain of black people.", he told the crowd.
Malema added this 'healing' would take place during "our lifetime", adding they were not going to pay attention to Britain or the UN, but rather listen to the South African citizens.
News24 reported Juju added no one should be threatening war, hinting at the Zulus and Afrikaners.
He said the country is in a democratic debate and the Zulu Kingdom should contribute to it. Malema added they do not want a civil war and those opposing land redistribution were non-thinkers.
"Now is the time of the thinkers. Let us talk about how we take land into the hands of the people through dialogue and robust debate without any threat of civil war.", Malema continued.
However, Briefly.co.za learned Malema said despite not wanting a civil war, they were not afraid of a war.
"By the way, we are not scared of war. We just refuse to talk war during peace. There is peace now. Let’s talk how do we give our people land. No one should threaten us about the issue of land."
The EFF leader then continued by weighing in on the South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, threatening if he does not do the right thing, he will face the same fate as his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
Malema said they were not interested in Ramphosa's money, adding he must do the right thing. He added the EFF were not working with the new president, who he called the architect of "the murder of our people in Marikana".
"We are not working with Ramaphosa. We will never work with Ramaphosa. We said to Ramaphosa, 'We are going you a chance'. If you don’t do the right thing, you will follow Makhandakhanda [Zuma], because here we are not playing.”, Malema said
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