No more bicycle lanes until people have houses - Malema

2016-04-30 15:30
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AS IT HAPPENED: Malema's spirited speech in Orlando Stadium

2016-04-30 14:00

Watch as Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema addressed thousands at Orlando Stadium, Soweto on Saturday.WATCH

Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema says people living in suburbs should be patient and allow those living in shacks to get houses before things like more bicycle lanes can be built.

"[The] EFF government will not build bicycle lanes as long as people still live in shacks," Malema told thousands of supporters at Orlando Stadium on Saturday during the launch of the party's election manifesto. 

"We want to build houses and roads before bicycle lanes. Let’s get our priorities straight. Let the rich be patient while we give services to the poor."

Malema told the crowd that his party would lead a clean government that would ensure service delivery.

He said the days of cadre deployment were gone. He said they would hire people from Agang SA, like former leader Mamphela Ramphele, who was unemployed.

He added that they would also do away with the legacy of apartheid, including the removal of street names that reminded the country of that history.

"We want the right person for the right job, not because of what party they belong to.

"There will be no name of apartheid agents under the EFF. The streets will be renamed after African heroes. There wont be any symbol that will remind us of the past," said Malema .

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