Pretoria - EFF leader Julius Malema feels his party has already garnered enough support to “shake” the ANC.
People should not continue their "abusive relationship" with the ANC, he told reporters in Hammanskraal, where he addressed his supporters, on Thursday.
"They don’t have a contract with the ANC that says ‘till death do us part’, so the choice is theirs. I’m confident that a party of three years can shake a party of 104 years.”
The EFF leader said most of the people registered to vote in next week’s local government elections were young, which counted in the party’s favour.
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“When you say the young people are registered in their numbers, you are simply saying the EFF supporters are registered in their numbers. The EFF support base will be the only one which is going to turn out in their numbers.”
Disgruntled ANC voters who did not see any alternative would not vote for any party, he speculated.
He was confident his party would win the area in the elections.
Malema said he was surprised by the number of elderly people who had come to see him on Thursday.
“I now speak to much older people. I speak to pensioners who also come to ask, 'Please help us, EFF. You are our last hope’.”