'Whites created this mess' - Julius Malema on anger at foreign nationals

04 September 2019 - 14:19 By Cebelihle Bhengu
'The owners of our wealth is white monopoly capital; they are refusing to share it with us & ruling party ANC protects them,' is EFF leader Julius Malema's take on the ongoing violence directed against some small business owners. File photo.
'The owners of our wealth is white monopoly capital; they are refusing to share it with us & ruling party ANC protects them,' is EFF leader Julius Malema's take on the ongoing violence directed against some small business owners. File photo.
Image: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

EFF leader Julius Malema has maintained his stance that the anger towards small business owners who are foreign nationals is misdirected, saying Africans can and will unite.

Malema said this on his Twitter account, amid the looting of shops owned by foreign nationals in the Johannesburg city centre.


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“Our anger is misdirected at wrong people. Like all of us, our African brothers and sisters are selling their cheap labour for survival. The owners of our wealth is white monopoly capital; they are refusing to share it with us & ruling party ANC protects them. #OneAfricaIsPossible.”

Malema continued to blame white people for the violence experienced by African foreign nationals, saying the current state of the country is "the mess they created".

The spate of violence directed at foreign nationals began on Sunday, with police commissioner in Gauteng Lungelo Dlamini telling TimesLIVE that police have been deployed to areas which have been identified as hot spots.

Since August 28 2019, Gauteng’s streets have become the scene of widespread protests, looting and violence. In the space of a week, many streets have become like a war-zone.


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