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8 Nov 2016
1:54 pm

‘Black nation’ wants the land now – Malema

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The EFF leader says it 'is no or never'; land must be returned to the 'black nation'.

EFF leader Julius Malema (Photo by Gallo Images / Beeld / Felix Dlangamandla)

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema reiterated his call for the land to be “returned” to black people on Tuesday.

This as he faces charges of inciting landless people to occupy any vacant land. Malema says it “is now or never”, the “black nation” wants land restored to it. “The children of the black nation should take a stand, is now or never. We want our Land now.”

His tweet showed a black child asking Father Christmas (Santa) for land.

While addressing EFF supporters outside the Newcastle Magistrates’ Court in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday afternoon, Malema said no white person can rightfully claim ownership of land in South Africa.

He caused an outcry when he said the EFF would not slaughter white people, “at least for now”.

Malema also said “these white fellows” clap hands while his party fights Zuma, but Zuma was not the party’s “strategic position” – the “defeat of white monopoly capital” was.

“Zuma is not our strategic objective. Our strategic objective is the defeat of white monopoly capital. And that defeat of white monopoly capital means the ownership of property must change and be transferred to the hands of the people.

EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi took to Twitter on Tuesday to clarify Malema’s comments, saying: “We are not calling for any slaughter, but if people think blacks will continue to live in landlessness, then we won’t have to. It will happen!”