Malema: No good story to tell, only a ‘suffering story’

2014-03-29 15:43

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The Economic Freedom Fighters are ready to change the North West, its leader Julius Malema has said.

“North West is the home of the EFF. You are the second best rally after Tembisa ... this is a sign that we are ready to take North West,” he told supporters at the launch of the provincial election manifesto today at Montshioa Stadium near Mahikeng.

Malema said the African National Congress had failed people in Mahikeng to such an extent that the people longed for the old Bophuthatswana government.

Bophuthatswana, which was led by Lucas Mangope, was one of ten homelands during apartheid.

“People said they did not like Mangope for suppressing politics but at least Mangope was able to provide services,” Malema said.

He said the EFF would bury corruption.

“Today is the funeral of corruption, maladministration and jobs for sex,” he said to loud applause from the crowd.

Malema said RDP houses built by the ANC were worse than the matchbox houses built by the apartheid government.

“The ANC house collapse soon after the hand-over ceremony. It literally follows them.”

He said there was no good story to tell, only a “suffering story”.

Malema said his party would partner with mine workers to ensure that they were paid R12 500.

“We want security guards to be paid R7 000. They protect us, they work hard.”

He said the EFF wanted everyone to be equal.

Malema said Black Economic Empowerment only benefited a few people.

“The wealth of South Africa circulates between the family of Cyril Ramaphosa and Patrice Motsepe.”

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