Johannesburg - People support the EFF because of its
policies and not because they are against President Jacob Zuma
, party leader
said on Monday.
"People don't support the Economic Freedom Fighters
because of that induna," Malema said, referring to Zuma.
"They support EFF because of its sound
He was responding to a question on the social networking
site Twitter on whether he thought the EFF would lose supporters if Zuma was
Malema held an online chat for a short while on Monday
where he responded to questions posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Asked if he would ever allow people of the ANC leadership
to join his party, Malema said: "Everyone is welcome to join EFF as long
as they agree with our policies."
Malema, once the leader of the ANC Youth League, was
booted out of the party two years ago.
While involved in the party, he went as far as saying he
would kill for Zuma.
Since his expulsion, he has often criticised the ruling
During the online chat on Monday, he said it had been a
"waste of time" to support Zuma.
He said Zuma was not good for the economy or the growth
of the country.
With exactly a month to go before the national elections,
Malema said unlike the ANC, his party would be accountable and would take its
mandate from its people.
During the discussion, he said he did not support
electronic tolling, and wanted it removed.
"We're going to physically remove e-tolls because we
don't agree with them," Malema said on his Twitter account.
The comment had been retweeted 15 times by the end of the