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Malema promises “nightmares” for ANC

By Charl Bosch - Apr 28, 2015
Malema promises “nightmares” for ANC

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has said that the party plans on making Nelson Mandela Bay its next home and that a nightmare will soon face the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

Addressing a fully packed Wells Estate Community on Tuesday before his party’s annual congress in the city next week, Malema, flanked by EFF National Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, and MP Primrose Sonti, accused the ANC of “unashamedly spending the money of poor people”, adding that the value of many residence’s shacks in the area, does not even come close to the R4-million spend on the building of a swimming pool at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home.

He also stated that the ANC had turned the municipality into South Africa’s most corrupt ever, and that their winning tally of 50% during the last elections, proves that “they are on their way out”.

“You must continue to fight. When we are fighting in Parliament, you must continue to fight on the streets so that we have evidence in Parliament to prove that our people are suffering. You must fight till we take this municipality,” Malema said to mass applause.

Referring to the country celebrating 21 years since the advent of democracy, Malema said the ANC had failed to deliver on its promises of providing equality to all as the majority of people continuing to struggle are black.

“Not far from you, there are white people living so nice. They have roads, water, electricity and even street lights. But here, because you are black, there is nothing. The only crime you have committed is being black.

“Yesterday they were saying we needed to celebrate Freedom Day. But how can we celebrate without people even having a toilet or house? You have been asking for jobs but they jump you because you are not ANC. We do not want those things. We want you to get a job, not because you are EFF, but because you are South African and qualify for it,” he said.

Discussing the issues surrounding service delivery, Malema said that while the country has the capacity to provide for all, “politicians are taking the money for themselves”.

“There is lots of development and investment in Port Elizabeth but those resources and opportunities, including business, are given to people who are ANC connected. If you don’t have a connection, you don’t even get a simple cleaning tender. We are going to expose this”.

Malema said that government’s failure to deliver was merely due to the fact that no-one was challenging them, but that the EFF would make sure “they know who we are”.