EFF leader Julius Malema admonished people to study farming because “the land is coming”.
“We are not going to disrupt farming. We are going to inherit farming and continue to farm. We want agricultural colleges open. Because the land is coming and it is going to need educated farmers,” he said as supporters cheered at the Standard Bank arena in Johannesburg where the party launched its voter registration campaign.
“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.
“When we talk land, we talk black pain, indignity and humiliation. We remember the sjamboks and the police dogs that were unleased on our people when they were forcefully removed. We talk about the guns, the apartheid security that was unleashed on our people during the time of forceful removal. 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.”
“Only educated white farmers with a degree, would be given land”. J. Malema.
“We are not going to listen to Britain, [the] European parliament or the UN. We are going to listen to the people of SA.”
In a recent tweet, the red berets leader has urged white farmers to remain in the country but insists he would n ot beg them.
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.