Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema has continued to show his affection towards whites in the build up to May elections.
Malema has assured all whites of their safety under the EFF reign should they be voted into power with few weeks to go before elections.
Last month while addressing he supporters he sang the struggle song but changed the lyrics to “kiss the boer, kiss the farmer.”
Apart from the parody version of the struggle song, Malema also told the crowd that the EFF are not scared of anything. “Not whites, Trevor Manuel, or owners of banks and mines.”
He asked supporters to “reclaim South African on 8 May to take back our freedom.” Malema says he dreams of a future where “no one lived in a house with cracks, on the verge of collapse.”
In a new development, the red berets leader has urged whites to remain in the country, assuring them of their safety in the EFF government.
White farmers should stay in SA but I will not beg them. I will not glorify white privilege, we are all valuable to the growth of the economy. No-one is going to destroy any white farm, no white person is going to be killed or beaten up under the EFF govt.
Malema before now was reported to the SAHRC for hate speeches but managed to escape punishment.
Out of the five complaints filed against the EFF for hate speech, four was aimed at Julius Malema. The SAHRC ruled in his favour but added:
“Even though the finding lodged against Mr Malema do not amount to hate speech, his utterances do not help in the quest to create social cohesion.”
One of the complaints was in relation to Malema singing the struggle song which contains the lyrics “kill the boer, kill the farmer” back in 2018.
Malema and SAHRC found themselves amid controversy after the statement was issued. Bongani Majole, the chairperson of the SAHRC, explains why Malema wasn’t found guilty:
“The issue of discrimination on the basis of race is divisive and emotive. In dealing with complaints, the commission is only guided by the Constitution and the law. We considered each complaint lodged against Mr Malema in respect of the law.”