South African lawmaker accuses Jews of plotting sniper attacks
Head of South Africa's third largest party, MP Julius Malema, says Jews training right-wing snipers.
by David Rosenberg, Arutz Sheva
August 24, 2018
MP Julius Malema
A South African lawmaker and populist leader has accused a group of South African Jews of planning sniper attacks against his supporters over a planned constitutional amendment which would permit the government to confiscate property from white farmers without compensation.
On Thursday, MP Julius Malema accused “Jews in Pretoria” of training “white right-wingers” for sniper attacks against members of his party.
Malema, who heads the Economic Freedom Fighters, South Africa’s third largest political party, claimed Pretorian Jews were planning the attacks over his party’s support for a controversial land expropriation policy aimed primarily at white South African farmers.
“They will kill us for that,” said Malema. “There’s a group of white right-wingers who are being trained by Jews in Pretoria to be snipers. Snipers!”
“They are training in a farm in Pretoria – we know it – to be snipers.”
Malema was responding in part to recent comments by President Donald Trump, calling for closer scrutiny of plans by the South African government to legalize land confiscation without compensation.
@Julius_S_Malema attacks Jews in a press statement. This is the dangerous rhetoric that divides a country & ends in bloodshed. Shame on the EFF. #EFFMediaBriefing