Will Julius Malema get magic 10%?

2013-10-13 06:00

Julius Malema says he will not be satisfied with a seat in Parliament. He wants to be president.

In an interview ahead of today’s launch of his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, Malema said his electioneering tactics were learnt at his former political home – the ANC Youth League (ANCYL).

“When we were campaigning for Zuma, as the ANCYL which I led, we made South African politics fashionable.

“We are going to use the same strategy to garner support for the EFF,” he said.

Malema was in a bullish mood in Marikana yesterday.

“When we win the elections next year, we will hold a referendum on the death penalty and, if the people want it back, so be it.

“And we will not be apologetic about hanging or castrating men who rape the elderlies and children (sic).

“Though crime is largely caused by unemployment, poverty and inequality, rape is caused by uncontrollable libido,” he said.

» Get City Press newspaper today for the full story, including predictions for the EFF’s performance in the upcoming elections.

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