The world has been conditioned to look down on black people and that has to change, EFF leader Julius Malema said on Saturday.
“We need to liberate the black race,” Malema told thousands who had gathered at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi Campus for the Solomon Mahlangu Memorial lecture.
“When I say we need to liberate the black race, don’t think I mean we must oppress the white race. We must be equal and live together as black and white on the same level.”
Malema said the only way for black people to be liberated was through education. He, however, indicated that the education system in the country was not making that possible.
“White people won’t respect you when you are not educated. How do you get educated when schools are expensive,” he said.
Malema told the crowd that they should never be fooled by government and the claims of no-fee schools. He said there was no such a thing.
“They say schools are no-fees, but every Friday children must pay R10 for casual clothes day. When you count all that money at the end of the year, it’s the amount for school fees.
“Don’t just accept things without asking questions. Free education means you must not pay for anything. They are playing with our minds. You must have a questioning mind,” said Malema.