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Whites welcome in EFF - Malema

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MalemaWhite South Africans are welcome to join the Economic Freedom Fighters if they agreed with the movement, Julius Malema said at the launch his political platform in Braamfontein.

"Fellow white South Africans, if you agree with us you are more than welcome to join us in the redistribution of land and wealth in South Africa," he said. "This land is too big. There is nobody who will be driven to the sea. We will share, black and white. But failure to share means you will be forced to share.

"We all belong here, but we all have to show proof that we belong here. Black people have nothing to show. Therefore we must give them something to show so they can say proudly: this is our land, this is our country," the Mail and Guardian reported Malema as saying.

Malema revealed that his movement's stance was "anti-capitalist". He said that the key tenets of the movement was a "radical interpretation of the Freedom Charter" and would include land expropriation without compensation and the privatisation of mines and banks.

The political firebrand also revealed the leaders of his movement. Malema was dubbed as the "commander-in-chief" while Floyd Shivambu, Sam Tshabalala, businessman Kenny Kunene and actor Fana Mokoena would head up the leadership structure at a national level. All were sporting red berets with the letters EFF embossed on the front.

The Economic Freedom Fighters are set to have their "national assembly" in Soweto next month, which Malema said will determine the movement's course of action.



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