Malema promises to deal with 'sex for jobs' claims at municipalities

2019-04-26 21:55
EFF leader Julius Malema addressing a community me
EFF leader Julius Malema addressing a community meeting in Delareyville at Matshela Park Sports Ground. He asked them to vote red on May 8.  ~ EFF Media

EFF leader Julius Malema has promised the community of Delareyville in the North West jobs and assured them that his party will deal with allegations of "sex for jobs" at the local municipality.

He said that people should be employed on merit and that his party, if elected to govern, will do away with all corruption and employ suitable candidates.

"I know you don't have jobs, and when you go for interviews, they want you ladies to give them something in return, and our government will not allow such," said Malema.

The red berets' leader continued his election campaign in the North West on Friday, visiting crèches and doing walkabouts, ahead of the May 8 elections.

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He also told the residents that he knew that there were issues with gangsterism in the area, and promised to speak to Police Minister Bheki Cele about it.

"We need a unit which will consist of people who are not from here, but from other parts of the country. That will minimise the police fearing the so-called gangsters," said Malema.

Earlier on Friday, Malema visited a crèche in Taung, where he questioned the plight of rural pupils, and said "it seemed as if government had forgotten" about the children and their schools.

"We cannot have pit toilets at crèches because the children will fall into them, and that's why I have asked the caretaker at the school to write me a list of things they need and we as the EFF will help them," Malema promised.

"We also will provide boreholes for the schools," he continued.

Meanwhile, EFF national chairperson Dali Mpofu led a service delivery march on Friday to the Buffalo City Municipality in the Eastern Cape.