The EFF leader has responded to reports of renewed xenophobia by asking his followers to rather direct their anger at wealthy white people.
In a tweet that has been described by EFF opponents AfriForum as a “racist incitement”, Malema called for “African brothers and sisters” to rather direct their anger at the “owners of wealth … white monopoly capital”.
He was reacting to widespread reports of xenophobic attacks throughout South Africa against African immigrants, particularly in Gauteng, where five lives have now been lost.
“Our anger is directed at wrong people. Like all of us, our African brothers & sisters are selling their cheap labour for survival. The owners of our wealth is white monopoly capital; they are refusing to share it with us & the ruling party ANC protects them.#OneAfricaIsPossible,” he tweeted.
AfriForum deputy CEO Ernst Roets shortly thereafter called the tweet “nothing other than a racist