The importance of the white folks, as well as their equality with the blacks in the country can and should never be underestimated, says the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema.
Malema was speaking at a June 16 40th anniversary celebration at the Risko Fakude stadium in EMbalenhle‚ Secunda on Thursday.
Juju made it clear to all and sundry that the EFF is not fighting the whites as many assumed. In fact, he disclosed that South Africa would be boring country without the white race.
“We are not fighting against them‚ we are not fighting for them either. We are fighting for black people. Anyone who fights for white people is fighting for white people privilege.”
The defiant leader said the sole aim of the EFF is to restore the rights and dignity of the black people- which were once stolen from them. He noted that both black and white have equal economic freedom rights and should be allowed to enjoy it.
Malema added that apart from fighting against the exploitation of blacks, the EFF is also fighting for the extinction of South African language.
“When you enter a bank‚ the door is written in two languages English and Afrikaans. Why? Where is isizulu‚ where is seSotho. We want it to be equal‚ when you write in Afrikaans we want you to write in all the languages,” he stated.
EFF Leader Julius Malema Shuns Violence
The left-wing party leader also commented on the incessant number of protests in the country. He called on youths to avoid torching buildings and clinics because they will be of great importance once the ruling party is pushed out of office.
“Don’t burn the clinics because once the ANC government is out of office‚ we are going to need that clinic so that we can extend working hours and make it serve you‚” Malema said.
The party’s June 16 40th anniversary celebration happened at the Risko Fakude stadium. The event saw a large number of EFF supporters.