Last year South Africa youth leader Julius Malema told his supporters that the white farmer’s land must be shared by all black Africans. He was also arrested for playing “Kill the Boer (white man)” song at his rallies.
This week Julius Malema told supporters that white farmers must be treated like criminals for stealing land from the black people.
The Telegraph reported:
Julius Malema, South Africa’s controversial youth leader, has said that white people who own land in the country should be treated like ‘criminals’ because they stole it from black people.
Mr Malema said that the government’s attempts to return land to black South Africans through negotiations with white farmers had failed, and called for Zimbabwe-style land seizures.
“We have to take the land without payment, because the whites took our land without paying and transformed them into game farms. The system of willing seller, willing buyer has failed,” he told a rally ahead of local elections.
“We all agree they stole the land. They are criminals, they should be treated like that.”
His comments will generate concern among South Africa’s white farmers ahead of May 18 elections in which the ANC is expected to lose ground.