Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema
is confident about the list of candidates the party has submitted to the
Electoral Commission of SA (IEC), he said on Monday.
"There won't be a province where we
won't be in charge," Malema told reporters in Johannesburg.
"The leadership we have today will
have the capacity to address the issues of the people.
"There is no chair that we are not
contesting this year. It is only us and the ANC that has 830 candidates
listed," he said.
Some of the listed candidates were
members of other political parties that would not be contesting the elections
independently, he said.
Those parties included the Socialist
Party of Azania and the Black Consciousness Party (BCP).
A DA Limpopo MPL Meisie Kennedy was also
among the Economic Freedom Fighters candidates.
"The South African Constitution
embraces freedom of movement. When [I] met Malema it felt like the perfect fit.
Like a hand in a glove," she said.
"I saw the EFF as a remedy for our
people to be taken out of poverty. I am concerned [about] our people," she
Members of the Sopa and BCP present at
the announcement of the listed candidates said they aligned with the EFF
because they had common ideologies, and the party's struggle for land
redistribution and economic freedom resonated with their own parties' vision.
Malema, along with lawyer Dali Mpofu and
Floyd Shivambu, handed over the party's candidate lists last Wednesday.
Malema was the party's presidential
candidate, Shivambu was number four on the party's national list, and Mpofu was
listed as the EFF's Gauteng premier candidate.