ANC backtracks on Malema

2010-03-10 13:43
Johannesburg - The ANC has not yet decided whether to meet its youth league president Julius Malema on racially charged comments he made at a student rally.

Spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi on Wednesday said the party was always in touch with the league, but had not decided whether to talk to him about this particular matter.

"We are always in contact with the youth league, we will continue talking to them... even in this instance we would engage with them," he said.

However, he emphasised there was "no decision that the ANC has taken on this particular matter".

Racist comments


Malema, according to the Sowetan, led students at the University of Johannesburg in a song saying: "Shoot the boere [farmers], they are rapists."

He told students that former president Nelson Mandela had convinced blacks to forgive, but they should never forget what was done to them.

Mnisi said the African National Congress did not promote racist utterances.

"We wouldn't appreciate any statements against any member of our society, including whites... they are also South Africans," he said, adding that the Freedom Charter said South Africa belonged to all who live in it.

- SAPA
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