An Afrikaans man who is a member of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has been attacked on social networking sites and labelled a traitor by some in the Afrikaans community. The Saturday Star reported that Wiekus Kotze said the social media abuse began after he was appointed to the Economic Freedom Fighters Gauteng central structure last week. Proudly wearing his red EFF beret, Kotze told the paper: “They told me I was an idiot, a fool, that I was sucking up to black people, that I was a traitor betraying my white skin.” “I only ask them: what is a white skin? Is your skin colour making you superior because if you’re saying I’m betraying a white skin, it simply means you still believe a white skin is superior. I’m saying to them you still suffer from a Verwoerd mentality based on the fact you are white and you, your language is Afrikaans.” Kotze claimed he was an African National Congress member for 16 years. He then joined Agang SA but was suspended for fighting to bring “democratic processes” into the party. He strongly believes in Malema’s vision. “Malema has a tremendous understanding of where this country can go. I admire his guts and his fearlessness. You need a person like that to be in Parliament. Julius Malema is gifted,” Kotze told the paper.