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FW belongs in jail: Juju

15 November 2016 - 08:35 By ERNEST MABUZA and NOMAHLUBI JORDAAN

The last apartheid-era president FW de Klerk would be jailed if EFF leader Julius Malema was elected leader of the country. "De Klerk must pray that I don't become president. If I do I will lock him up for many years for killing black people," Malema told supporters outside a Bloemfontein court yesterday.His case, on charges under the Riotous Assemblies Act, was postponed to June 5 next year while he challenges the constitutionality of the legislation.Malema faced similar charges in the Newcastle Magistrate's Court in KwaZulu-Natal last week and comments he made after that appearance drew the ire of the FW de Klerk Foundation.The foundation said it would request an urgent meeting with the SA Human Rights Commission to discuss Malema's utterances.Malema was unrepentant yesterday and said: "I did not call for the slaughter of white people. If I want to, I will. However, they slaughtered black people."He said his "wish is to see De Klerk in jail. Our brothers and sisters are in unidentified graves because of De Klerk".Malema told the gathering: "I'm not for reconciliation, but for justice. I will never kill white people. We are asking politely that they return our land. If not I cannot guarantee peace."Malema accused the ANC of using the Riotous Assemblies Act against anyone who promoted aspirations of the future."The act protects white people. This is a law passed after the adoption of the Freedom Charter..."They passed this law because [it] was saying 'occupy the land' ."It's not Malema. It's the Freedom Charter. It's OR Tambo, it's Walter Sisulu, it's Nelson Mandela, who said you must occupy the land," he said.AfriForum spokesman Kallie Kriel said Malema should be held accountable for his call to his supporters to illegally occupy land ."We are happy the wheels of justice have started to turn. Julius Malema should be held accountable. Today was the start of that process," Kriel said."We are in favour of land restitution, but people like Malema can't make sweeping statements about 'stolen' land." - TMG Digital..

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