Malema calls on Rupert to share the land with poor

Malema calls on Rupert to share the land with poor

EFF leader Julius Malema wants land owned by South African tycoon Johann Rupert to be re distributed to the poor.

Julius Malema in Rupert's farm

The party held a land march outside Rupert’s Remgro company in Stellenbosch on Wednesday.

EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu was at Leopard's Creek Country Club in Mpumalanga – which is also owned by Rupert.

The pickets coincided with the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck on this day in 1652.

Malema says Rupert made his money of cheap black labour and the time has come for him to pay back.

“They bought it from the money that was coming from the proceeds of crime and Johann Rupert and his family and many of rich white families in South Africa, they are the face of the land criminal that was committed in this country.

“That is why we are here to say to Rupert, your riches come out of stealing from black people, your riches come from the exploitation of our black people.

“You are not rich because you are smarter than us, you are rich because your forefathers committed a black genocide and stole our cattle and killed our leaders and took everything that belongs to us. We demand that all those things must be returned to the rightful owners,” says Malema. 

A representative from the company received the memorandum.

She said Rubert is out of the country.

“Unfortunately, Mr Rupert is out of the country, and I have been asked to receive the memorandum on behalf of Remgro and it will be handed over to the necessary people.”


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