BE THAT AS it may, we must put it on record, unequivocally, that Donald “the pathological liar” Trump, we are not scared of you and your USA or Western imperialist forces, says Economic Freedom Fighter boss Julius Malema.
The agitated Malema was addressing media this morning, following a tweet from US President Donald Trump on the issue of land in South Africa.
On Thursday‚ Trump tweeted that he was looking into South Africa’s land seizures.
“I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. ‘South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers’ @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews‚” Trump tweeted.
Typical of Trump, he used the social media to address the contentious issue of expropriation of land without compensation that the South African Government, has had talks and lekgotla with community members throughout the country.
Stay away from SA domestic issues, especially the issue of land, warned Malema to ill-advised Trump.
This comes just hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa answered tough questions in Parliament on the issue of land expropriation.
Earlier this week while addressing black commercial and emerging farmers at a gala dinner at the Agribusiness Transformation conference‚ Ramaphosa signalled that South Africa would become unstable if the state did not speed up land reform.
“If we do not address it‚ it is going to cause instability in our country. If there is any risk‚ it will be around the land issue‚” Ramaphosa said.
“Many of you as farmers would like access to land. It is necessary that we should do this to give access to those among us that want to work the land‚ so that we can heal this festering wound of the past. The only way to heal that wound is to give land to our people‚” he said.
Perhaps, that’s if it’s the likelihood, Pres Trump based his tweets assertion following reports that government has already identified 139 farms which would be expropriated without compensation.
President Donald Trump you don’t wanna go the route -keep your US and let us keep our SA route- do you?