EFF leader Julius Malema has warned that land must be returned to black people or things will get ugly. He was speaking during an interview as part of a documentary by the Turkish Radio and Television Broadcasting Corporation. Malema argued that‚ 24 years into democracy‚ "black people were worse off than they were under apartheid". He said there would be war if land was not returned to black people. "If things are going the way they are‚ there will be a revolution in this country."

During the same documentary‚ Bernadette Hall‚ a Fochville farmer‚ said she believed there is genocide of white people. However‚ various research organisations have debunked the claims of white genocide‚ and AgriSA recently said farm murders, which are regularly linked to genocide claims, were at their lowest level in 19 years. Hall said that if her land was taken away she would "fight tooth and nail" as it had been legally bought. "This is my country as much as everybody else’s," she said. In an att...

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