Former President FW de Klerk would be in the tjoekie if Juju was president.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema yesterday told his supporters — after his case for inciting land invasion was postponed — that De Klerk would be in jail if his party was in power.
Malema said De Klerk, as leader of the apartheid government “had presided over the killing of black people.”
Speaking outside the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court, Malema said: “De Klerk has no right to lecture us about incitement he presided over the
killing of our people”.
Malema added: “Every night when he goes to sleep, De Klerk must pray that Malema does not become president of South Africa, because if I become president, I will lock up De Klerk for the crimes they committed against black people for a very long time.
“De Klerk deserves to rot in jail he was never punished for killing black people,” said the EFF leader to loud cheers.
He added: “They killed our people and slaughtered them like animals. We are not calling for the slaughter of white people at least for now.”
The EFF leader was responding to criticism by the De Klerk Foundation, which has accused him of hate speech after he told supporters in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, last week that white people were visitors in South Africa, and that they found black people living peacefully in the country.
The foundation has requested a meeting with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to discuss Malema’s utterances, which the foundation said contravened the Constitution.
Malema was charged for allegedly contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act of 1956 when he called on people to invade land.