All white South Africans must accept that they are racists, says Julius Malema, EFF leader. This is what Malema said to Netwerk24 with a one on one interview.
White South Africans can benefit from self-awareness and self-examination of the subtle and overt racial prejudice they have toward black people, he told Net24 on Thursday.
“You have to say, I’m a racist. You cannot deny that you are an alcoholic when you are one, because then you will not accept the help you need, ”says Malema.
“It is not their fault, the system has made them so, to believe that they are superior, to believe they have more understanding than any other race. They are unconsciously very dismissive because it is built into them. “
Malema, who was found not guilty in the Equality Court in November on a charge of hate speech after calling State Business Minister Pravin Gordhan a “white monopoly capital dog”, will now stand trial in Randburg on a charge of police officer.
In addition, there are also complaints in both Bloemfontein and Newcastle because he allegedly encouraged people to occupy land.
He is also accused of illegally firing a firearm in East London at the time of the EFF’s 2018 birthday celebrations there.
“All of this has to do with the EFF. The land issue stems from the conclusion of the EFF conference when I talked about decisions in the Free State and Newcastle. The allegations about the gun have to do with an EFF meeting and the allegations that I assaulted a policeman stem from the funeral of Winnie Mandela – all well on the battlefield of places where the EFF sends us, ”says Malema.
Malema doesn’t worry about his lifestyle, saying his level of activism should not be measured by where he lives or his clothing choices.
“I’m just clean, I wear clean, I look at myself. I work, I buy my own clothes, I will spoil myself from time to time, but I do not live lavishly.
Mandela lived in Houghton, (former president) Kgalema (Motlanthe) lives in Houghton, (former president Thabo) Mbeki lives in Houghton, and he is your hero. So why me? ”Malema wanted to know.