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Hand over "some of your property" Malema tells affluent white audience

Thursday 11 September 2014 16:42

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EFF leader, Julius Malema was speaking to a mainly affluent white audience at Cape Town's Calvin Grove Club.

EFF leader, Julius Malema was speaking to a mainly affluent white audience at Cape Town's Calvin Grove Club.(Nina Oosthuizen)

South Africa will descend into anarchy unless there is progressive, peaceful land expropriation without compensation, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.

"Your land is your identity. If you don't have land you are nothing," he told the Cape Town Press Club, saying land transfer was therefore crucial for the personal and economic liberation of black South Africans.

Malema said there should be no compensation because white landowners did not acquire the land through honest means.

Speaking to a mainly affluent white audience at Cape Town's Calvin Grove Club, he said he was therefore asking his listeners to hand over "some of your property".

However, Malema was quick to assure them that his party believed in racial equality. He said the EFF was not against white people, and added "we want to share the wealth with white people. Your safety as people with money is guaranteed by the empowerment of those without money."

The EFF leader has also appealed to donors to help finance opposition parties across the political spectrum to support and sustain democracy. He says without funding opposition parties will die, leading to a one-party state.

"Those of you with money, you must not only finance those who agree with you. Democracy means the ability to defend your right to disagree with me. We are a multiparty democracy - celebrate that. You must be able to finance alternatives in SA, and even when you finance them say I don't agree with you - but I agree with democracy," Malema explained.  

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