This man really, really scares me in a way I can barely explain. I believe that he is inciting racial tension, hatred and violence and agree with the Democratic Alliance that he is South Africa’s Mugabe.
Just this weekend he was in Zimbabwe and stated that the South African government would soon start reclaiming white-owned farms. That went swimmingly well in Zimbabwe with state-of-the-art agricultural equipment being left to rust while crops failed and citizens starved. He continued to sing his hateful song “Kill The Boer” in Zimbabwe over the weekend.
This Guardian article is quite good and provides a partial transcript of the tirade above: ANC's Julius Malema lashes out at 'misbehaving' BBC journalist.
Malema then erupted, asking for a security guard to eject Fisher and telling him: "If you're not going to behave, you're [sic] going to call security to take you out. This is not a newsroom, this is a revolutionary house and you don't come here with that tendency.
"Don't come here with that white tendency. Not here. You can do it somewhere else. Not here. If you've got a tendency of undermining blacks, even where you work, you are in the wrong place. Here you are in the wrong place."
Fisher responded: "That's rubbish. That's absolute rubbish."
Malema continued: "You can go out. Rubbish is what you have covered in that trouser. That is rubbish. You are a small boy, you can't do anything."
Collecting his dictaphone and walking out, Fisher said: "I didn't come here to be insulted."
Malema bellowed after him: "Go out. Go out. Bastard! Go out. You bloody agent!" - guardian.co.uk
I will tell you why I care about this and what it means to me. As divorced as I am from South African because of living in the UK, I feel as if I am watching a massacre or disaster in the making. I believe that Julius Malema is breeding hatred, fear and intolerance in South Africa and I believe that more South Africans, of all colours, are going to die because of it.
Life is cheap in South Africa. South Africa has all the crimes and problems we have in “First World” countries but in South Africa, those crimes often turn lethal because the perpetrators are armed and they do not see their victims as human beings. Yes, crimes are often committed along racial lines but it is the dehumanisation process that is the most problematic.
The crime situation was already hurtling out of control in South Africa and I believe that this man, this one man, is doing so much harm and that he is making it harder for South Africans to reconcile and come together as one nation.