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Johannesburg - Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema should be careful with his comments, the FFPlus said on Wednesday.
“Malema's false statements that everything that white people possess they had stolen... is accepted as a fact or truth by poor and frustrated people and in so doing he polarises communities on the basis of race,” Freedom Front Plus MP Anton Alberts said in a statement.
“It is precisely this habit of Malema of demonising minorities, especially white people, which prompted the FFPlus to oppose the registration of his party with the IEC (Independent Electoral Commission),” he said.
On Tuesday, Malema told students at the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark that there would be no true reconciliation in the country as long as whites had the land.
He referred to the land as stolen property and said whites had to share.
“We are not a racist organisation, we are an honest organisation,” Malema said.
“If white people want a permanent honeymoon, they must return the stolen property.”
Alberts said it was true that South Africa had a huge disparity in the division of wealth, but this division was increasingly intra-racial and not so much between races.
Economic division should be understood as a problem incorrectly dealt with by the African National Congress.
“Malema should consequently act carefully by rather directing his attacks at the ANC and keep in mind that his comments create the environment for racial violence,” he said.
“It may warm the cockles of his heart if it really happens, but eventually the flames of the revolution will also consume him. Eventually there are no winners.”
Alberts said the FFPlus would consider taking further steps if Malema continued making polarising comments.