Malema denies calling for slaughter of whites

Julius Malema.

EFF leader Julius Malema has denied calling for the slaughter of white people in South Africa.

“I am saying to you, not under my leadership will we call for the slaughter of white people,” he said in a statement.

His reaction was prompted by outrage on social media over comments he was said to have made in a documentary.

In it, he is heard saying: “We are not calling for the killing of white people, at least for now.”

Critics read this as Malema saying a war was waiting to happen between black and white people over land.

In a video clip circulating on Facebook and Twitter, he can also be heard saying: “If things are going the way they are, there will be a revolution in this country. There will be an unled revolution, and an unled revolution is the highest form of anarchy.”

In his clarifying statement, Malema added he did not know what would happen in the future.

“I don’t know who is coming after me and I will not speak for them.”

Asked about the implication of his remark about not killing of white people yet, Malema said: “They [white people] are alarmist, they are crybabies, they are attention seekers. No one is going to slaughter them.”

The video clip was taken from a documentary by the Turkish media (TRT) on land and farm murders.

Parliament mandated its constitutional review committee in February to consider an amendment of the Constitution to allow the expropriation of land without compensation.

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