Malema: EFF only need five years to deliver

By IAfrica
In South Africa
May 4th, 2014

JOHANNESBURG – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Sunday outlined his party’s plans to fight poverty, saying the EFF did not need 20 years to bring about change.

Malema urged thousands of EFF supporters who gathered at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Sunday to vote for the EFF because the party “does not need 20 years in government” before it can transform the lives of the poor.

“We only need five years in government. If we fail to deliver then kick us out. We are going to parliament to work for the poorest of the poor,” said Malema.

Malema said the party will improve the lives of mineworkers and farmworkers once the EFF gets into government, eliciting roaring applause from the crowd.

“Mineworkers will not strike once the EFF gets into government. Mineworkers will only be striking for being paid too much. Farmworkers shall be owners of those farms after May 7,” he said.

The commander-in-chief said the party will provide free education, prioritise access to housing, job creation, land redistribution, empowerment of youth and women, nationalisation and sanitation.

Malema also took a swipe at the head of the Independent Electoral Commission Pansy Tlakula, who has been embroiled in a legal battle to keep her job after allegations of impropriety. 

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