Whites have everything, blacks have nothing – Malema

2016-11-14 19:14
Julius Malema (File, Lisa Hnatowicz, Netwerk24)

Julius Malema (File, Lisa Hnatowicz, Netwerk24)

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Bloemfontein – Julius Malema wants to know why black people in South Africa to continue to suffer.

“Why is the ANC not doing anything about it?” the EFF leader asked his supporters outside the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Malema appeared in court on a charge of transgressing the Riotous Assemblies Act. This was in relation to a speech he made at the EFF’s national people’s assembly at the University of the Free State on December 16, 2014. He urged supporters to occupy unoccupied land, a statement made in line with one of the party’s seven cardinal pillars.

The case was postponed to June 5 next year. Civil rights group Afriforum laid the complaint against him.

“I don’t have anything against white people, but I have a problem because black people are suffering in this nation,” Malema said.

The EFF intended fighting white supremacy and building a more equal and just society. While speaking about black lives, he at times sounded as if he was about to break into tears.

“Why us? Are we a cursed nation? Did Jesus Christ die for us to suffer like this?”

Malema asked what blacks had done to be treated badly in their own country.

“Why are we not finding waiters and waitresses that are white? Why are we not finding farm workers that are white? Security guards that are white? Domestic workers that are white?”

Blacks in South Africa had no houses or access to jobs, he claimed.

“What have we done? To whom?”

Whites were working and enjoying the beauty South Africa had to offer at the expense of their black counterparts, he said.

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