Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema
says he does not
hate white people, and there will not be a white genocide under his rule.
"I do not hate white people. I want us to share in
the countries [sic] wealth which is in the hands of the minority," he said
in an online chat on social networking site Facebook on Tuesday.
"There will never be a white genocide under our
Malema said South Africa was meant to be shared.
"White people are more than welcome to play a role
in the EFF. SA is for them too."
Malema was responding to questions from the public for an
hour on Tuesday ahead of the 7 May general election. Many of the questions remained
Malema said the EFF was against corruption.
"All leaders found guilty of corruption will not be
allowed to operate in a leadership position within the EFF," he said.
Malema himself faces fraud and corruption charges related
to a R52m contract being awarded to On-Point Engineering. The State alleged
that Malema substantially benefited from the tender payment to On-Point, using
it to buy a farm and a Mercedes-Benz. It claimed that Malema's Ratanang Family
Trust was an indirect shareholder in On-Point. His case was due to be heard in
September in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane.
In March, The Star reported that charges against four of
his alleged business associates had been dismissed.
Malema had made representation to the National Director
of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) to have the charges against him dropped. The NDPP
had not yet made a decision.
Malema was also trying to settle his tax bill to avoid
being barred from Parliament.
On 10 February, Malema was provisionally sequestrated by
the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Malema and anyone else who did not want the order to be
made final had until 10:00 on 26 May to give reasons as to why this should not
On Tuesday, Facebooker Tommy Thomo Talana asked Malema
who will lead the EFF in Parliament if the final sequestration order is
"That will never happen," said Malema.
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