Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said white genocide was a fake notion and white people in the country have nothing to fear.
Speaking to eNCA’s Cathy Mohlahlana on ‘As It Happens’, Malema said the EFF was simply addressing issues that people are often uncomfortable to speak about openly.
“Civil war, which will happen in this country, will not be as a result of Malema saying one or two things, it will be out of the frustration our people are confronted with.
“There is a serious problem of underdevelopment… of not sharing the resources of this country and the whites becoming richer and the blacks poorer, we ought to confront it, be honest about it, we must not be scared and the generations after us will thank us.
“White people in South Africa are the safest people. There are no people in South Africa that are more safe than white people. They are untouchable,” said Malema.
“If a white person dies, in the farm or anywhere in the suburbs, it becomes news and we forget that thousands of black people die every day and do not receive the similar attention because of privilege.
“There is no white person who is threatened, they know it is a discourse, they know it is robbers at times, it can be scary at times, that’s what democracy is about.
“I say that under my leadership, I don’t see the EFF engaged in any form of racial or white genocide, it will never happen,”