It never takes too long for any black politician in South Africa to become a paid puppet of a foreign colonial power.
Julius Malema wasted no time. Juju has suddenly turned all his attention on the white Afrikaners calling them the “Broederbond” or “Stellenbosch mafia”.
This happened strangely right after Malema’s interview with the FT which appeared on the front page last week.
They “control” South Africa, according to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chief Malema. He declared Afrikaners a “mafia” on Saturday in Cape Town to launch his party’s provincial manifesto.
The new Boerhaat direction the EFF leader has adopted – a very old theme in Britain which led to thousands of white Afrikaners being killed in concentration camps – is directed mainly at white Afrikaner farmers.
It has long been suspected that Britain would like to see Afrikaners abandon their land as the British generously fund organisations such as PLAAS to bring about Zimbabwean-style “land reform”.
The British brought the ANC to power, some say, only so that South Africa could once again become part of the Commonwealth. It seems as though Malema has just been instructed to finish the ethnocide against Afrikaners.
The Broederbond was infiltrated and disbanded in the 1980’s and the few rich individuals in Stellenbosch do not represent Afrikaners. Nevertheless, South Africa could only achieve economic emancipation if the Broederbond was dismantled, Malema declared.
What Malema probably meant to say was that emancipation could only be achieved by “wiping out the last vestiges of Afrikanerdom”. Lord Kitchener, the architect of the phrase as well as the concentration camps that killed mostly women and children, also used black soldiers during the Anglo-Boer War to terrorise Afrikaners.
Malema mostly ranted on about the importance of the expropriation of white land without compensation, a centrepiece of his party’s election manifesto.
White farmers are being slaughtered daily while the South African Police Service watches idly, taking no interest in the ongoing internationally recognised genocide.
Malema entered the Mandela Park Stadium like a rock star, with marshalls struggling to hold back crowds of adoring fans.
“Don’t underestimate the Stellenbosch mafia. They control everything in South Africa,” Malema warned about 2.500 EFF supporters at the stadium in Khayelitsha.
“They control the judiciary, they control the economy, they control the land, they control the chain stores, they control the mines, they control the banks,” Malema said, ignoring the glaring reality of a firm British grip on the country since 1994.
A cursory glance at who owns what in South Africa shows that Afrikaners are, with the exception of a few lucky ones, barely represented in any sector, except education where they earn a pittance to teach blacks English.
The hate-filled rhetoric against Afrikaners sounded more like the old white Anglo-Saxon discourse, but blacks have often warmed to the theme.
Most Afrikaners are permanently locked out of the job market because they do not qualify for Affirmative Action and BBEE, and almost a million now live as squatters as a result. Nearly as many have emigrated to escape harsh racial laws and naked racial discrimination they have to face daily.
According to Malema, both the ANC and the DA take instructions from this “mafia”, even though both parties favour racial and ethnic discrimination against Afrikaners.
“If the Stellenbosch boys don’t want you to be anything, you will never become something in life.”
Malema said the Broederbond exerted influence through an “only white” and predominantly Afrikaner unit of the SA Revenue Service (Sars) to “destroy emerging individuals” and protect monopoly capital. “If the Broederbond says ‘this boy is a problem’, Sars (goes) after him,” he said.
Malema has been provisionally sequestrated by the High Court in Pretoria after an application by Sars over a R16 million tax debt.
He said this unit also had “one Indian who thinks like (a white)”.
“It is the unit in Sars that still reflects apartheid,” Malema said.
“Now that unit goes and terrorises every small business which is competing with the multinationals, including companies that are owned by Broederbond people.”
During his 45-minute speech, Malema also had the crowd in stitches with his insults to rivals.
Referring to President Jacob Zuma, whom he didn’t name, Malema said it was odd that someone with a head “that looks like butternut” still “couldn’t think”.
Turning his attention to “the madam” – Western Cape premier Helen Zille – he said when she “saw us from distance, she must be shivering in her heels”.