EFF playing in the big league - Malema

2014-07-26 22:03

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Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters is only a year old but it is already playing in the big leagues with opponents who had extensive experience, leader Julius Malema said on Saturday.

"We are already competing in the same league as organisations with 100 years experience [such as the ANC]," he told supporters at Thokoza Park in Soweto.

Thousands had gathered to celebrate the party's one year anniversary.

Malema then started mocking the African National Congress.

He said certain leaders of the ANC would not be remembered for the work they did for the public when they died.

"Even if they die, there is nothing you will remember about them except that they were making babies," said Malema.

He said the formation of the EFF had shaken the political landscape in the country and the ANC was feeling the pressure being exerted by the organisation.

"The ruling party is scared because they understand the message of the EFF," he said.

Malema said when the organisation was started, people were saying it was a Mickey Mouse venture and it would die out but they proved the naysayers wrong.

"...Now you can't listen to the media without the mention of the EFF. That is because EFF is a giant," Malema said.

He then lashed out at those attacking the party's regalia of overalls and domestic worker uniforms. He said people should not be concerned about their attire but rather focus on the ideologies brought forward.

"We don't care what people wear. We care about their will to resolve issues of people on the ground. We want people who think and not 'domkops' (idiots) from the ANC," said Malema.

He called on leaders to commit to the struggle of uplifting the African child.

- SAPA
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