The leader of the far left Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema says the majority of South African Indians are racist.
There’s been a furious reaction of social media to Malema’s remarks at the Youth Day rally
Julius Malema declared that black South Africans have suffered more than any other race.
He rounded on Indian journalists for coming to the defence of the deputy secretary general in the Treasury Ishmael Momoniat after EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu objected to the presence of a non-African at a Parliamentary committee meeting.
Malema said there’s a tendency among South African Indians to look down on Africans and that there was a hierarchy of oppression under apartheid. He also said Indians were better off than mixed race South African called Coloureds, who were in turn better off than Africans.
According to Malema, this is why the liberation struggle was to free blacks in general and Africans in particular.
He went on to say that Africans must never apologize for this, and they must never be scared to say most Indians are racist.
He also claimed that the majority of Indians hate Africans.
Malema believes that this a reality Africans have to deal with.
This is not an entirely new issue. A year ago Mama infuriated the Indian community saying they exploited African workers and monopolized the economy of the KwaZulu/Natal province where most of them live.