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EFF may legalise dagga, says Malema

2014-04-16 05:30
Johannesburg - The EFF would consider the possibility of legalising dagga if it came to power after the 7 May elections, party leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday.

"We have no hostile position towards that, it will be looked into," he said in an online chat on social networking site Facebook on Tuesday.

He was responding to questions for an hour ahead of the May 7 general election.

Several controversial questions and remarks were put to Malema, including issues around homosexuality, electronic tolling, and his close relationship with former ANC Youth League leader Floyd Shivambu.

Malema said if the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) came to power after the elections, it would get rid of e-tolling.

"We [will] remove e-tolls immediately when we take over. Physically," he said.

On fighting crime, Malema said he would empower and retrain police officers to focus more on criminals rather than protests.

A Facebooker by the name of "BruceSnail" asked Malema what the secret to his relationship with Shivambu was as they were always "by each other".

"We met in the struggle and we shall die and be buried next to each other," responded Malema.

Kenny Mulaudzi remarked that no gays or lesbians should be allowed in "our beautiful country".

Malema rejected this statement.

"I do not agree with this. People must have the right to choose how they want to live their lives and they must be protected. This is what democracy means," he said.

Lutendo Ltido Lusunzi asked Malema if citizens would be allowed to revolt against President Jacob Zuma for allegedly "selling our land".

Responded Malema: "A peaceful revolt will be allowed".

Penelope Molebogeng took Malema on and questioned why he had not paid people working at the EFF's offices.

Malema replied: "These fighters are volunteers."

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- SAPA

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