'This is not a Malema manifesto' - Malema

2016-04-30 15:07
(Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

(Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Johannesburg - The EFF says its manifesto was shaped and tailored by the residents who told them what they wanted from the government.

"This is not a Malema manifesto, but a people's one, filled with their demands," EFF leader Julius Malema told thousands of supporters attending the party's manifesto launch at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.

Malema said they had listened to all the issues raised during community meetings and they were going to implement them should they be elected to lead municipalities.

"We have heard what you said. You said you don't want matchbox houses. You said eight million people are unemployed and you want jobs for them. You said you want a corruption-free government. We listened."

Malema said they were not making promises to people, but rather commitments.

He called on South Africans to give the party just five years to see what they could produce and, if they were not happy, remove them.

"We are here to sign a contract with our people. If we don't stick to this contract, kick us out of government.

"We are not asking for 20 years, we just ask for five years. People must stop voting for people that do not stick to the promises made," said Malema.

Read more on:    eff  |  julius malema  |  local elections 2016

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