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JO­HAN­NES­BURG - Eco­nomic Free­dom Fight­ers (EFF) com­man­der-in-chief Julius Malema, who has vowed to con­tinue the fight against white priv­i­lege, says white peo­ple­hate ev­ery­one who speaks out against the is­sue. He claims white peo­ple are even start­ing to hate Demo­cratic Al­liance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane.

There has been in­ter­nal de­bate within the DA af­ter Maimane said white peo­ple re­main priv­i­leged dur­ing a Free­dom Day event.

Malema made his com­ments dur­ing an EFF break­fast with po­lit­i­cal editors and jour­nal­ists in Braam­fontein on Thurs­day.

“We will not be dis­cour­aged from fight­ing against white­ness and white priv­i­lege be­cause they cre­ate un­nec­es­saryfear in South Africa ,” added Male ma. M mu si Mai ma ne feels pres­sure as‘ white priv­i­lege’ race row rocks DA, Malema said it still ap­pears there are dif­fer­ent rules for the var­i­ous race groups in the coun­try.

“I have never car­ried a gun to any march. Fifty thou­sand peo­ple marched from Joburg to Sand­ton with­out com­mit­ting any crime, with­out shoot­ing a white per­son, with­out beat­ing a white per­son, with­out block­ing roads, march­ing through roads dic­tated to them by the po­lice peace­fully.

“Those peo­ple are called fas­cists, but white peo­ple who march all the time in Pre­to­ria, who are against the rules, 99% of them are car­ry­ing guns, no sin­gle jour­nal­ist, no sin­gle po­lit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor calls them fas­cist, yet they are car­ry­ing guns,” he said. Malema also ques­tioned why white mem­bers of the ANC still can­not speak some of South Africa’s in­dige­nous lan­guages. “Take amandla (power), some­thing they say all the time, but they still can’t say it prop­erly. They have said that through­out their lives. That’s how much they don’t take us se­ri­ously,” he re­marked.

Malema brought up the is­sue of lan­guage while pon­der­ing the re­ac­tion to his in­fa­mous “cut the throat of white­ness” com­ment, which he had made when his party an­nounced it would seek to have Athol Trol­lip re­moved as Nel­son Man­dela Bay mayor.

NOT DIS­COUR­AGED: EFF com­man­der-in-chief Julius Malema.

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