We don't need social grants, we want land - Malema

By Drum Digital
16 May 2016

Black South Africans did not need social grants, but their land back, EFF leader Julius Malema said on Sunday.

In a hall packed with mostly young supporters clad in EFF regalia, which was for sale at the venue, Malema said black South Africans did not need grants.

"We just need our land back."

He referred to the social grants as a bribe.

He said if they [the government] then insisted on not giving back the land, they should double the grants.

Malema said once people had land, they would then be able to provide for their families, without relying on government aid.

"We can work for our children. We don't want social grants, we are rich in land, mines."

Malema urged South Africans to stop voting for t-shirts and food parcels.

This was after supporters shouted that they wanted t-shirts, shortly before he started his address.

"I don’t buy votes. We are here to feed your soul. Don't vote for me for material gain, don't choose me for what you can get."

He said they had been voting for "yellow t-shirts" since 1994, and had nothing to show for it.

"Stop voting for T-shirts and food parcels, but when they do come, take them. It is your money after all."

But they should not use them as an excuse to vote for certain parties, he said.

Source: News24

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