The elections in South Africa have come, and the stakes are palpably high. In a country that is known to be one of the most unequal in the world, there is so much anticipation on the outcome of this election in terms of how it changes the political landscape of the country.
In the final pushes to convince an electorate that is seeking answers to problems like unemployment, Julius Malema gave a very stern warning to white South Africans. Let's share the land and other material gains of a democratic state, or else, just lose it all. Like that.
Addressing the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters in Soweto, the fierce opposition politician said that the only way for the country to progress in a manner that benefits everyone is for resources to be shared harmoniously and equally. To him, white people have been protecting the privilege that came as a legacy of apartheid. And this privilege is being used to exclude black South Africans from enjoying the economic benefits in the country.
"We’re fighting to sit at the dinner table with you. White people you will no longer eat alone. We’re coming to sit at the dinner table and if you’re refusing us, we’re going to destroy that dinner table. No one is going to eat," Malema said.
Malema also advocated for the access to land for black South Africans. The issue of land has been a sensitive topic in the country. The African National Congress (ANC) has been making plans to expropriate land from the white farmers.
Some of the key issues as South Africans head to polls on Wednesday are the state of the economy, and the increased cost of living.
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