Malaema fan counts up farm attacks

2010-03-17 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — One of Julius Malema’s supporters is placing “updates” of farm murders on the ANC Youth League leader’s Facebook page.

Malema’s Facebook page has over 12 000 fans. One of them, Clearence Letlonkane, has been posting information about far­mers being murdered, as reported on the news website News24, every few hours over the past few days.

One of these updates reads: “3 000 farmers dead since ’94 … we lost more people than that … we’re far from being even … So kill da boer, kill da farmer.”

Another one of his posts states: “They kept the wealth of our land … the little riches obtained is not merly [sic] enough to be shared equally amongst all of us … Hence it is that corruption persists … Crime will not rest until all that was stolen 4rm us is … all regained …”

Letlonkane also writes that “eight people have been murdered on farms in Limpopo since the beginning of February”.

When questioned about this, he commented as follows: “I haven’t killed anyone, but I am not sympathetic to those who have been murdered … sue me for not shedding a tear.”

Malema is not necessarily the creator or even involved with the page.

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