‘White people will be the first target’: South Africa’s Julius Malema warns of impending ‘violence’ because ‘the poor are getting poorer.
A South African opposition figure has warned of impending civil unrest in the continent’s richest country and likened it to ‘an Arab Spring.’
The controversial opposition leader Julius Malema spoke of the country waking up one day with ‘very angry people that are not going to be reasonable.’
Discontent with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in South Africa is at all-time high levels due to the social conditions within the country and ‘the poor becoming poor,’ according to Malema.
‘When the unled revolution comes… the first target is going to be white people,’ Mr. Malema told the BBC’s Hardtalk program, adding that the uprising would also target ‘black elites.’
The only way to head off the violence was an immediate intervention to raise the quality of living for poor people in the country, according to Malema.
‘The violence that is going to happen in South Africa is because the elite is disappearing and the poor are becoming more poorer,’ he said.