Port Elizabeth - Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is making the "crucial mistake of thinking many others share his racist views" and will soon find out that most people reject his "racist hatred", Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Sunday.
Speaking in Port Elizabeth during the weekend's voter registration drive, Maimane said that when the DA entered into a coalition with smaller parties to govern Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) after the local government elections, it had been agreed by all that NMB could never "go back to the theft and the lawlessness of an ANC government".
"But now the EFF have said they will hand Nelson Mandela Bay back to the corrupt ANC, not because of poor governance or corruption or anything that this government did wrong. No, their reason for turning on the DA is pure racism. In the words of Julius Malema, it is 'because the mayor of DA in PE is a white man',” Maimane said.
Malema also said, "We are going to remove a mayor of PE. We are going for your white man in PE. We are going to cut the throat."
"Malema makes the crucial mistake of thinking many others share his racist views. He’ll soon find out just how wrong he is. Most people reject his racist hatred. Most people reject his threats of violence and his crude insults. We are certainly not intimidated by him.