ANC is blackmailing you - Malema

2015-07-21 18:58


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Rustenburg - The EFF would fight the ANC's "blackmailing" of residents in Rustenburg in the North West, the party's leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday.

"The ANC is blackmailing you every time you need service from them," he told about 1 000 residents in Rustenburg.

"They told you to vote for the ANC... all the time they demand money from you. We are going to fight this."

Malema said this after residents alleged at the meeting that councillors demanded bribes from them every time they needed documents like proof of residence.

He said the ANC reported in Parliament that people in Rustenburg were well-off.

"The ANC said it provided you with houses, roads, water and electricity. We are here to hear from you that the ANC is lying."

He said corrupt people needed to be exposed.

"The EFF is fighting... this thing... Open your eyes. We need change in the Rustenburg municipality to restore your dignity."

He said it was time for people to vote in a new government.

"You voted [for the ANC] in 1994 and you got a shack. You voted again and got the same results. It is because you vote in the same party.

"Zuma's cattle kraal cost R1m and [the cattle] drink water from a R4m swimming pool," Malema said in reference to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

He said he was not asking for votes because he was already in Parliament.

"I am here to tell you the truth. We want the mines to pay you. There is no party fighting for mineworkers. The EFF is fighting [with] mines to pay decent wages."

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