Cape Town - Why are other political parties scared of the EFF? Because they're a threat to them.
That's one of the answers given in the second question and answer session which was held online by the EFF leader Julius Malema
Supporters of the party sent the commander-in-chief, as he is referred to, a wide variety of questions.
Malema replied to a question about his realistic expectations at the polls this year and said that he thinks the EFF will get about 50%. He is also convinced that they will take all the provinces in the provincial election.
On why he appealed the ANC's decision to expel him, he said they [former ANCYL members] believed that they could change the ANC from within.
The EFF's position on Land Reform has been strong and its leader today confirmed that. When asked why people should get fertilised land when "they are clueless" Malema said that the government will provide the recipients with the necessary set of skills and equipment in order to succeed.
"Land must be nationalised. The state must be the custodian of the land. Both blacks and whites must apply for the use of the land."
According to Malema the EFF has about 400 000 registered members.
Malema said they will only build an alliance with "those who agree with our 7 cardinal pillars".
An issue in Gauteng which the EFF deems to be urgent in the province is the eradication of informal settlements.
"Have you considered abolishing tender issue on security, tiring roads, building dams to create permanent posts," a participant asked. Malema replied that they want to abolish tenders and create state capacity.
The EFF stands firm on their position in terms of affirmative action.
"We support affirmative action. There must a deliberate attempt to empower our people," Malema tweeted.
On their position to legalise marijuana he said that they [the EFF] will consider it.
When asked about Rhino poaching Malema said it was last on their priority list.
"We're concerned about our people."
One question that Malema didn't answer was whether he had children, if he had a special lady in his life, and when he planned on getting married.
Someone also asked whether Malema was a DJ, he confirmed, however, only to his friends.
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