OVERVIEW: Malema promises free education, jobs and free media at #EFFManifestoLaunch

2019-02-02 09:02

The EFF’s manifesto launch is taking place at the Giant Stadium in Soshanguve.


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Malema leads the crowd in song. Still very energetic after his speech. 

Kiss the Boer, he sings.

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Crowd chanting EFF, EFF as Malema closes his speech and ticker tape blows out over the stadium.

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Media freedom under EFF government will be guaranteed, Malema says.

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The EFF don't want to regulate the media. Media should be self-regulated, he says.

Report freely, but when you lie, we will tell you you are lying.

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Malema says he doesn’t trust newly appointed head of Public prosecutions Shamila Batohi - accuses her of being very close to Minsiter Pravin Gordhan.

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If you steal from government, you steal from the poor, Malema says. 

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"We are a caring government," he says.

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Malema says disabled people will get jobs where the EFF governs. 

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Malema: Under the EFF government, no learners will pass with a 30% but 50%. 

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Malema: The first time Floyd Shivambu saw a computer was when he went to Wits University. 

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Malema: Once there's free education no child should be roaming the streets. "You will go to school by force". 

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At the centre of everything else, there must be youth development, says Malema. "Once our people have jobs and skills they will never commit crime".

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Malema: Marriage is not a skill to use the land. Marriage is even overrated sometimes. So we must not punish those who are not married. 

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Malema has denounced President Cyril Ramaphosa's minimum wage of R3500, and say his government will strive for more than that.

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Malema says his government will encourage business to open factories within communities to create jobs, and increase support to local businesses.

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"We have a bloated cabinet, and should be reduced to one which is energetic and inclusive of young men and women" - Malema

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Malema: Bafana Bafana getting paid more than Banyana Banyana, which is winning. Calls for an end to that “nonsense”. 

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Malema: where black people live, there should not be dumping sites. Government should help clean at out townships.

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"We want to make sure that the criminal justice system is also beneficial to the poor", Malema says.

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Malema now touches on the looming 4th industrial revolution. He says there should be skills development to prepare for that revolution.

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Malema says the party understands that almost 40% of South Africans do not work.

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Malema: The economy is in the hands of white minority. We want to change that. 

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