Burning of tires and destruction of property is not the way to remove a regime. This is the message from EFF leader Julius Malema.
“You don’t even have to wear an EFF T-shirt on Election Day, you can go quietly and vote EFF,” Malema said. He was speaking to a large gathering of EFF supporters in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.
“Why do you put yourself in danger for removing a mayor in protest while you can remove them quietly with a vote?” he asked and was loudly applauded.
His speech also touched on the need for the expropriation of land without compensation. He told the listeners to vote EFF so that land would be “returned to its rightful owners.”
“If you want to open businesses, the land is coming… all of us need land,” the EFF leader said.
According to him, people need enough land, not just for RDP housing. Eventually, people will get employed, and they will need space to enlarge their homes.
The whole of this week Malema is on a campaign trail in Kwazulu-Natal ahead of the May 8 general elections.
Malema also expressed his disgust for the VAT increase to 15%. He said he would do his best to ensure the prices of commodities don’t make the poor to suffer.
“The textbooks that we are giving to children to read must be tax-free.”
“You [government] are saying this nation must not read because books are expensive,” Malema added.
Should his party win the elections, Malema said they would double the child grant.
“It must be doubled… there is too much money in government, they [officials] are stealing it and misusing it.”
His administration would also ensure that there is a clinic providing primary health care in every ward.
“Some mothers give birth at the back of bakkies while being transported to hospitals which are far. This must come to a stop; we need hospitals in the wards.”
Malema insisted that voting EFF would produce results.
“Vote EFF because EFF is not afraid of white people, but rather liberated to raise concerns.”
“There is nothing special about white people; we want to share the wealth of the country with them so that we all are equal.”
“We are saying whites are sitting at a dining table, and we want to sit [there] with them.”
He went ahead to tell the supporters that, “after May 8, there will be job opportunities.”
He ended the speech by singing struggle songs as the crowd sang along.
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) April 15, 2019