South Africa’s firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has blasted US President Donald Trump for his tweet on South African land reforms.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader said he expected Trump’s reaction, but that his country must continue with the expropriation of land without compensation.
“Donald Trump is not saying anything new we haven’t heard from white people. I don’t have time for nonsense. I expected it,” Malema said.
“Britain will come for us and EU will come for us. For everything good comes the pain before. Donald Trump hasn’t said anything painful. The pain is still to come. They will kill us for this.”
Trump’s tweet read; “I have asked Secretary of State Pompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.”
I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2018
In his response, Malema also fired back by saying that “There’s no white genocide here. It’s absolute rubbish to say there’s white genocide. There’s black genocide in the USA. They’re killing black people in the USA.”
Malema’s party has been pushing hard for land reforms – and now the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is also pushing ahead with plans to expropriate land without compensation.