Julius Malema, a radical South African political leader who has been dubbed “the Hitler of South Africa,” said this week that he has not called for the genocide of white people — “at least for now.”
What did he say?
During a recent interview with TRT World, Malema said he could not predict what would happen in the future. He said the growing inequality between white and black people in South Africa is not sustainable.
“I’m saying to you, we’ve not called for the killing of white people, at least for now. I can’t guarantee the future,” he said, according to HuffPost.
“I can’t give you a guarantee of the future. Especially when things are going the way they are,” he reiterated.
For those who believe his comments are a call for genocide, Malema said: “Cry babies, cry babies!”
“If things are going the way they are, there will be a revolution in this country. I can tell you now. There will be an unled revolution in this country, and an unled revolution is the highest form of anarchy,” Malema added.
Who is Malema?
The young, charismatic South African is a Member of Parliament in South Africa’s National Assembly and leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, a far-left political party known for stoking racial tensions.
Malema is also known for being at the forefront of a racial movement in South Africa that seeks to take land from white property owners and redistribute it to black people without compensating the legal land owners.