A vote for the ANC is equal to murder – Julius Malema

2014-05-06 15:31

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema received a hero’s welcome in Freedom Park near Rustenburg today.

A crowd of about 5 000 supporters cheered, waved and whistled as he arrived.

Malema was in the volatile North West platinum belt in a last push to garner votes for the EFF ahead of the May 7 election.

He told the crowd they should make sure they voted for the EFF to remove the ANC from power.

“We are here to say to workers and your families that we support your struggle for R12 500. We are here not because of the election. We have been with you for a long time.”

He said an EFF-led government would provide them with two-bedroom houses, double social grants and give mine workers a minimum wage of R12 500.

Workers at the country’s platinum mines have been on strike since January 23 for a R12 500 monthly salary.

Malema told the crowd a vote for the ANC was equal to murder.

“The future of this country is in your hands.”

He said protests could not change government.

“Stop burning tyres ... Even apartheid was removed by a cross. Stop burning halls. Let us go to give them a lesson.”

He told workers to continue their strike.

“We will never abandon you. We will die with you. We will be buried next to you.”

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