'White kids never get to know blacks'

ANCYL president Julius Malema says the apartheid system has turned white people into racists who believe that black people are inferior.

Tabling his political report at the Youth League conference in Midrand, Malema said the first interaction a white child had with a black person was when she, or he, was a domestic worker or gardener who was referred to as "girl" or "boy".

"The second interaction is when a white child meets a black person on a street corner begging," he said.

Malema also used the opportunity to dismiss suggestions that the league's "outbursts" had driven away white votes from the ANC.

"This is an uninformed analysis," he said.

He explained that the Youth League was playing the role it used to play when the league was led by Nelson Mandela.

"The nation talks about economy because the Youth League talks about it," he said.

He questioned why the majority of black people owned little land while the biggest part of it was in the hands of the white minority.

"The land question must be resolved - if needs be the hard way," he said, quoting ANC leader OR Tambo.

He said the ANC had tried for the past 17 years to reform the land issue through the willing seller-willing buyer approach, which had failed.

"The only option is to take the land without compensation if you refuse to give us an alternative," he said.

Malema concluded the report by singing the controversial song Dubula ibhunu, the lyrics of which have been translated as "shoot the boer".