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Malema faced tough crowd during debate with Sunter

Julius Malema pulled no punched in a debate with Clem Sunter in Cape Town.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema briefed the media in Johannesburg on 04 February 2016 on President Jacob Zuma's claims that he will pay back some of the money spent on upgrades to his Nkandla homestead. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.
EFF Julius Malema,Sunter debates Malema,Clem Sunter
Local Politics

CAPE TOWN - A day after Julius Malema clashed with Parliament's presiding officers, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader faced another tough crowd.

Malema made an argument for his party's policies of expropriation without compensation and nationalisation, to a room full of Cape Town business people.

The firebrand politician pulled no punches in a debate with futurist Clem Sunter last night.

Sunter and Malema both agree South Africa has economic apartheid.

But the two influential men disagree on how to fix the country's problems.

Malema says black people remain subjects of exploitation. The way to overcome this is to place the land and strategic sectors of the economy in the hands of the state. This, he says, must be achieved through legislation.

Sunter on the other hand believes empowering new entrepreneurs is key to growing the economy.

Some in the audience raised points of order while Malema spoke, the same tactic his party used in parliament to interrupt the President's State of the Nation Address on Thursday night. 

In response to the heckling, Malema quipped he wasn't surprised by the hostility because he does not raise comfortable issues.

 

 

 

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