Malema plans to be president next year

2013-10-13 10:25
EFF leader Julius Malema (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

EFF leader Julius Malema (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Pretoria - Julius Malema believes he will be president after next year’s general elections and says his party has no plans to become part of the opposition because it aimed to unseat the ANC.

According to the Sunday Times, Malema said  that his party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), was a government in waiting.

Malema, however, ruled out any possibility of joining forces with suspended Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi, who is disgruntled with the ANC.

Vavi in turn said he would not join Malema’s organisation as it was led by someone would could not explain the source of his wealth.

'Fight fire with fire'

Earlier in the week EFF Gauteng spokesperson Patrick Sindane said the party will not be intimidated by any other political party in its campaign to recruit voters for next year's elections.

Speaking shortly after the EFF was handed its registration certificate by the Independent Electoral Commission in Centurion, Sindane claimed members of the ANC had been using "mafia tactics" to impede the EFF’s progress.

"We are aware that there is a lot of intimidation that is going on where we come from. When they come in peace we will be peaceful, but when they come with fire we must return fire with fire," he said.

"We will never be intimidated. It shows that the ruling party is not prepared. They are not going to hand over power freely once we take over next year."

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