Pretoria – South Africa is worse than Zimbabwe, because Zimbabweans are suffering with their land in their hands, the EFF leader Julius Malema said.
Zimbabwe’s controversial land reform, a process which involved the seizure of land from white farmers, may have left the country in economic tatters, but EFF leader Julius Malema says that black Zimbabweans are still better off than their SA counterparts.
Malema, who is campaigning for the August 3 local government elections, made the remarks while addressing thousands of EFF members in Mogalakwena, Limpopo on Tuesday evening.
“When we push for land reform, they say we are mad, we want South Africa to be like Zimbabwe, but South Africa is worse than Zimbabwe, because Zimbabweans are suffering with their land in their hands, who doesn’t want land? we all want our land which was taken from us. If Zimbabwe did it, we can do it better, we are tired of suffering while we envy our land, I wish I were Zimbabwean. Vote for EFF for the future of our nation,” said the EFF leader.
He said Zimbabwe had the potential to recover after attaining true freedom by being the first African country to take back the land from whites.
“White people must agree that they committed crime before they talk about reconciliation, then we will forgive them after they return our land,” said Malema.
The EFF leader said South Africa’s land reform was “misfiring” because the government feared “resembling its neighbour”.
“That is how our government has not protected our identity and our dignity as people. When we call for land restitution they said we want South Africa to be like Zimbabwe, we learnt from Zimbabwe mistakes, farming implements will be provided to ensure full utilization of land,” said Malema.