'BOER JOURNOS ARE AGAINST ME'

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema yesterday went on another racist tirade, accusing "white Boer" journalists of conspiring against him.

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema yesterday went on another racist tirade, accusing "white Boer" journalists of conspiring against him.

Addressing mostly young people at a Human Rights Day rally in Mafikeng, North West, Malema criticised what he called "white Boer" journalists and claimed they were pursuing a vendetta against him.

Malema also told the crowd that white journalists knew nothing about the struggle for freedom.

He said that African journalists were being undermined.

Addressing another Human Rights Day celebration in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, on Saturday, Malema accused journalists of trying to bring down the ANC-led government.

"We will not allow this country to be run by journalists," Malema said.

Afriforum - a right-wing Afrikaner civil society movement - has lodged a case with the Equality Court against Malema after he recently sang a "Kill the Boers" song.

He also sang the song at the Mpumalanga gathering.

Malema's tirade against journalists goes against the statement made by President Jacob Zuma on Friday that threatening journalists and digging up their personal information created "a totally unacceptable scenario".

Zuma was responding to reports that the ANCYL was using state institutions to dig up dirt about journalists who wrote exposés about how Malema had made millions from government tenders.

Malema is said to have used his political influence to receive government tenders of more than R100million since he became the ANCYL president in 2008.

Yesterday Malema also told the crowd that the Sharpeville uprising of 1960 - that later turned bloody when police killed 69 people protesting against the pass laws - was organised by the ANC but hijacked by the PAC.

The youth league president also reiterated his call for the nationalisation of mines, telling the Mafikeng gathering that they should own the minerals of their region.

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