Malema is a national security threat - Afrikanerbond

2016-11-14 18:01
Afrikanerbond chairperson Jan Bosman (Supplied)

Afrikanerbond chairperson Jan Bosman (Supplied)

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Cape Town - EFF leader Julius Malema has a "dangerous vendetta" against white people that is a threat to national security, the Afrikanerbond said on Monday.

"He is undermining our constitutional values, including a non-racial society and the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom," said Afrikanerbond chairperson Jan Bosman in a statement after Malema appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

"His comments not only threaten personal safety and security, but also national security," said Bosman.

Malema appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court for allegedly encouraging landless supporters to find vacant land and settle on it.

He was charged in terms of the apartheid-era Riotous Assemblies Act but the case was postponed to June 2017.

He was in the Newcastle Magistrate's Court on November 7 on a similar charge.

His lawyer Tumi Mokwena said Malema intends challenging the validity of the 1956 law at the Constitutional Court.

#FeesMustFall unrest

After his court appearance on Monday Malema told supporters: "When we take over power, Afrikaner males, you will know your place."

He told Afrikaners to pray to their ancestors for the Economic Freedom Fighters not to come into power.

Calling Afrikaners "visitors" to South Africa, he said, "These Afrikaner males must know we are not scared of them.... We can take each other toe-to-toe."

He first called on supporters to occupy unoccupied land on December 16, 2014 and made similar remarks in Newcastle in June during the party's freedom charter rally.

Bosman also blamed the EFF for the Fees Must Fall unrest on university campuses.

"At these campuses the initial motive was support for the #FeesMustFall campaign, only later did it become an opportunity to encourage racial hatred," continued Bosman.

Bosman said the EFF leadership would have to take full responsibility for inciting such rhetoric against white people.

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