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ANC desperate: Malema

2014-05-07 12:54
(AP)

Seshego - Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday that the ANC's ongoing "lobbying for votes" was a clear sign it was desperate for votes and ignorant of IEC election rules.

This after a group of African National Congress members were seen allegedly distributing T-shirts 10 hours after campaigning had closed.

Addressing media after voting on Wednesday, Malema said the ANC was desperate.

"You are scared and you are buying people with T-shirts...they don't eat T-shirts.

"This is a historic moment... and there is no looking back.

"We're very proud that we are able to vote for Economic Freedom Fighters for the first time and that becomes our journey for the rest of our lives."

Malema also praised the Electoral Commission, saying if what he had seen in his home town reflected what was happening nationally, the EFF was happy.

"We are very happy...the queues are moving smoothly and inside the process becomes the shortest process ever.

"We hope for the best...if elections are conducted like this all over South Africa, we can indeed say we welcome any results and accept them."

Malema arrived at Mponelegeng with his grandmother Sara Malema accompanied by bodyguards.

He joined the queue stretching less than 100m and chatted to a small group of people.

Detractors

Unlike when he was in the ANC, Malema did not jump the queue this time, saying he was trying to reverse the "culture" practised by the ANC.

"There is no need for us to jump the queue, we belong to these people, if they queue we must queue, seeing each other reminding each other of old stories."

Malema said the run-up to the election was difficult and exciting, as his detractors had written him off.

"Many people are disappointed...they thought Julius Malema is history, but Julius Malema is a new chapter to be read by all South Africans...we're here to stay in South African politics.

Malema started the EFF after being expelled from the ANC for misconduct and bringing the organisation into disrepute.

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