EFF leader Julius Malema on Sunday encouraged people to study farming because “the land is coming”.
“We are not going to disrupt faming. We are going to inherit farming and continue to farm. We want agricultural colleges open because the land is coming and it is going to need educated farmers,” he said as supporters cheered at the Standard Bank arena in Johannesburg where the party launched its voter registration campaign.
Malema said when laws were passed and land was taken under apartheid, investors never left the country.
“Now we say let’s take from white people and not give to blacks [alone] but to both black and white, they say people are going to leave the country – because black people don’t deserve the land. Black people don’t deserve to own property. Any ownership of property by black people is a threat to whiteness.
“When we talk land, we talk black pain, indignity and humiliation. We remember the sjamboks and the police dogs that were unleased on our people when they were forcefully removed. We talk about the guns, the apartheid security that was unleashed on our people during the time of forceful removal. We are not just talking about giving the people the land – we are talking about healing the painful past. The restoration of the land will heal the pain of black people.”
This will happen “in our lifetime”, he said.
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