Rights group condemns Malema for calling on black people to have more kids

Sanco says Julius Malema’s statement ignores the importance of family planning in human development.

EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) has slammed Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema, for calling on black people to have more babies, saying the comment is irresponsible and ignores the plight of poor black people.

This week in Meadowlands, Malema called on black people to reproduce for their legacy to remain dominant, then accused white people of discouraging this so that they can take over politically.

Sanco says this statement ignores the importance of family planning in human development and will push poor people into further poverty if they heed his call.

Spokesperson Jabu Mahlangu says the EFF leader should be aware of the power of his words.

"There are issues of poverty that people are confronted with and we believe such a statement, especially for people who may not be knowledgeable, might take Malema for what he says."