In the highest trending and most watched episode (500 000 views in one day) of Podcast and Chill with MacG, Julius Malema talks about politics and shares some intimate and interesting details about his life.
Malema reveals that his interest in politics started at the age of nine, which saw him being elected as the chairman of the Youth League branch in Seshego, and the regional chairman at the age of 14.
Malema spoke about the need and importance of uplifting and educating black people and supporting young creatives and artists in South Africa, providing the resources and assets necessary for them to succeed.
What had people talking, though, was the statement Malema made about black people being afraid of white people. He said that this fear resulted from black people being traumatised by white people’s actions towards the African race.
The EFF leader shared that he too gets scared and intimidated when he is in the company of white people, but soon overcomes the fear thanks to his political consciousness.
Malema says that he has a white security member on his team who knows it’s necessary to move to the front of the team to ask for permission when Malema and his team would like access granted to any event or venue. Since his security member is white, Malema feels he will be respected, not asked too many questions and given the access to enter wherever he needs to go, while his black security members will get asked too many questions.
Watch: Julius Malema explains why black people are scared of white people
— 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐚𝐤𝐠𝐚𝐝𝐢 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐫 🇿 (@Rakgadi_EM) July 18, 2022
What some tweeps are saying in response:
- “Please let’s not tell them the truth”.
- “This one killed me though”
- “Do you know why black people are afraid of white people? Even me, when I see a white person my attitude changes. We’re traumatized people.”
- “True my father once beaten up his white supervisor when he called him a monkey and fled Pretoria. He never came back. He told me that I shouldn’t fear them. They human after all and they bleed like us.”
- “No lies detected that’s why a minority white group owns most of South Africa’s land/wealth while the majority blacks are swimming in poverty. What I don’t get is why this majority continues to vote for the same system which keeps them poor. I really don’t get my people”
- “Yoy need to update your history. You left out the fact that the government since 1994 controlled well over R30 trillion and spending it mostly to the advantage of the black people. Taxes paid by these people you are complaining about. And the matter of the SOE’s…..”
- “Nyhani? He’s now a spokesperson for black people.”