White farmers need not fear as no blood will be shed in South Africa because of land, assures firebrand EFF leader Julius Malema. The party has come under increasing criticism for its extremist and even "fascist" statements on land and race. Speaking at the EFF memorial for ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Brandfort in the Free State on Wednesday, Malema said lies were being peddled by "embedded journalists" about the land question so that the West could intervene and "bomb the country". This comes in the aftermath of a diplomatic incident sparked by comments on fast-tracking visas for white farmers by Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. The SA international relations department said the Australian government has since distanced itself from these comments. "No white man has been killed in SA because of the land, not even [AWB leader Eugene] Terre'Blanche was killed because of the land, the most high racist. He was not killed because they wanted to take the land, ...

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