Julius Malema’s narrative that whites landed in SA and slaughtered a peaceful indigenous population is too simplistic, writes Peter Bruce Bruce’s List: A guide to informed reads.Julius Malema must be exhausted. All the rabble rousing, all the chaos in parliament, all the interviews and marches and threats won him just 98,000 more votes in the August 3 local government elections than his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) won in the general elections in 2014. He needs a million more votes to really make a permanent mark on South African politics. What, he must often think, does he have to do to get there? His remarks outside a court in Newcastle the other day, to the effect that blacks won’t “slaughter” whites, “for now” are typical of the man when he is under pressure. It’s the safest go-to in our politics.But it is a false premise, or promise, even if he really meant it, which I doubt. Malema’s narrative is that whites landed in this country and disturbed a peaceful indigenous populat...

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