- EFF leader Julius Malema’s anti-white remarks about Athol Trollip has drawn near universal condemnation as crossing a line
- Malema’s allegedly said white people should be glad that the EFF has not called for the genocide yet
- People of all races and political backgrounds took to social media to condemn Malema’s statements
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has been in a fiery mood since he scored a moral victory for his party and supporters by getting the land expropriation without compensation motion passed in Parliament last week.
Instead of taking his powerful position to unite the country and making his case as to why the policy will benefit South Africans from all walks of life, Malema has gone into attack mode.
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Malema started his tirade by announcing his party would table a motion of no confidence against Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip. He said the reason the EFF wanted to get rid of Trollip was that he is a white man.
Briefly.co.za gathered that over the weekend Malema told supporters that white people should be glad that the EFF had not called for a genocide yet.
Civil rights group AfriForum said it was consulting with its legal team about possible legal action against Malema for these remarks.
"Why? Why not, why not Solly? Because the mayor of DA in PE is a white man. So, these people, when you want to hit them hard – go after a white man. They feel a terrible pain because you have touched a white man, we are starting with this whiteness. We are cutting the throat of whiteness. "
South Africans of all racial and political backgrounds have taken to social media to condemn Malema’s statements.
Port Elizabeth vlogger Renaldo Gouws posted a video in which he urged South Africans to deal with Malema. Gouws added that if a white person made similar remarks to Malema’s they would be punished.
Black advocate Tyrone Maseko tweeted: “It’s time we condemned black people’s racism. Malema prejudicing Trollip on skin colour is nothing but racism. He can make whatever political decision but race is no justification for differentiation in this context.”
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