EFF WON’T BE DISCOURAGED ‘FROM FIGHTING AGAINST WHITENESS AND WHITE PRIVILEGE’ - MALEMA
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.