ECONOMIC FREEDOM front leader Julius Malema has let it known they do not hate whites but dislikes their attitude towards the issue of Expropriation of Land without Compensation.
The firebrand was addressing thousands of the red berets in Ermelo, Mpumalanga on Wednesday as part of Human Rights Day Commemorations that took place countrywide.
“I’ve got no hatred for white people. I’ve got fundamental differences‚ the way they are handling their affairs in South Africa is not right. They have to change‚” Malema said.
Without mincing any of his words, Malelam said human rights and land ownership were intertwined, much to the applause from packed stadium, that included the elders.
Malema said:” if white South Africans farmers want to pack and go, they’re free to do so, as long they can leave the keys of the tractors‚ because we want to work the land. They must leave the keys of the houses‚ because we want to stay in those houses.”
“There are no human rights in a shack.”
He called Australia racist for planning to fast-track visas for white South African farmers. Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton singled out white South African farmers’ need to flee “horrific circumstances” for a “civilised country”.
“It is the racists again who are going back to Australia. They will be poor in Australia. They are rich here‚ because they are exploiting black people‚” Malema said.
“They will come back here with their tails between their legs. We will hire them‚ because we will be the owners of their farms when they come back to South Africa.”
“Why will we kill white people? Robert Sobukwe never wanted to kill white people, Steve Biko never wanted to kill white people. Albert Luthuli received a Nobel Peace Prize‚ because he never wanted to kill white people. We are children of those people. We are not children of D.F Malan.”
He also warned Zimbawean President Emmerson Mnangagwa not give back the land to whites who did not give back to the emancipation of the country.