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Cardboard coffin for Zuma's government - EFF

2016-08-03 18:48
EFF supporters parade their ANC 'coffin'. (News24)

Thulamahashe – Economic Freedom Fighters members in Thulamahashe in Mpumalanga on Wednesday paraded a cardboard coffin to symbolise the death of President Jacob Zuma.

Hebron Nxumalo, 29, said it was about time Zuma’s government came to an end and that he and his Cabinet members needed to go.

“We are burying the tender government along with the corruption that came with it. We are sick and tired that the tenders came also with nepotism, and we feel we cannot deal with a government that helps us only with the remaining cents of our national financial budget,” he said.

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Rhulani Mkhabela, 54, said the coffin represented the anger most people felt about the lack of service delivery.

“RDP houses are a mere example of how people who are getting services delivered by the government are the favourites of the municipal officials,” he said.

Fion Thwala, 35, was confident that the EFF would win in Bushbuckridge and that people would enjoy “economic freedom”.

“I am confident that we will win and that so much will change; with this coffin we want to showcase the past tense of the kingdom of a president with deceitful tendencies.”

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