Malema: No ignoring landlessness of black people

EFF leader Julius Malema has called on banks to give preference to black people who want to buy property.

FILE: EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has called on banks to give preference to black people who want to buy property.

Malema was addressing a South African Property Owner’s Association event at The Cape Town International Convention Centre earlier on Wednesday.

Chuckles and murmurs emanated from the audience as Malema opened his address saying that the party was shocked to receive an invitation from the association to speak at the event.

He told delegates that they mustn’t be sensitive to the truth as “there is no ignoring the landlessness of black people”.

Malema told delegates that some property owners in the audience are beneficiaries of apartheid and that there’s a “deliberate attempt to exclude black people from property ownership”.

He added that colonialism and apartheid disrupted property relations of “the native population”.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)