JOHANNESBURG- According to EFF leader Julius Malema on Sunday, ‘”the land is coming”. Speaking to supporters in the Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg for the launch of party’s election registration campaign, the leader was very clear that no civil war or violence will occur.
He said, “We are not going to disrupt farming. We are going to inherit farming and continue to farm. We want agricultural colleges open. Because the land is coming and it is going to need educated farmers,”
“Now we say let’s take from white people and not give to blacks [alone] but to both black and white, they say people are going to leave the country – because black people don’t deserve the land. Black people don’t deserve to own property. Any ownership of property by black people is a threat to whiteness”
He added, “When we talk land, we talk black pain, indignity and humiliation. We remember the sjamboks and the police dogs that were unleashed on our people when they were forcefully removed. We talk about the guns, the apartheid security that was unleashed on our people during the time of forceful removal.”
“We are not just talking about giving the people the land – we are talking about healing the painful past. The restoration of the land will heal the pain of black people.”
He was insistent that land reform will happen “in our lifetime”, he continued to say,
“We are not going to listen to Britain, [the] European parliament or the UN. We are going to listen to the people of SA.”
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