Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) President Julius Malema says his priority is not to win municipalities but to win people’s minds and liberate their souls. Malema called on EFF supporters to protect their votes, saying they should not to lose a single vote even if they were to lose Mdantsane.
The EFF leader added that to get five more votes would mean that five more people are mentally liberated and getting the message right.
He was speaking during a campaign at Eastern Cape’s two metros Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay. Malema started his campaign at Mdantsane’s White City Stadium, where he called a community meeting.
[In Pictures]: CIC @Julius_S_Malema, with the EFF former National Chairperson @AdvDali_Mpofu and the Buffalo City Metropolitan Regional Chairperson Mziyanda Hlekiso and Regional Secretary Siya Rumbu at a Community meeting in Mdantsane. #LandAndJobsManje #VoteEFF pic.twitter.com/aWG5ntwpJ4
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) October 25, 2021
The stadium was packed. Malema says this is an indication that there is a dire state of joblessness in the Eastern Cape.
He has urged the EFF supporters to vote for the party in the upcoming local government elections if they want to discontinue the mess created by the African National Congress (ANC).
Malema says the EFF is the think tank of South Africa.
“The day I wake up and they say the poor who are earning money from Sassa all of them are no longer going to pay for water and electricity I will be happy. We must not fight about who started it, who said it first. No! They can’t think. We are the thinking tank of South Africa. We lead through superior logic in South Africa. There’s no party in South Africa that can beat the EFF with ideas.”
The elderly that attended the EFF’s campaign say Malema’s message resonates with them.
Nobubele Godana raised issues of municipal rates and water that she cannot afford.
“I am very happy because today I know things I did not know before. I’m 90 years now, but I have a municipal debt of over R40 000. I heard what the EFF president said when he explained that poor and old people shouldn’t be paying for both water and rates. That is the main message that resonated with me because things are just not good at all. We have debts that we do not even know how they came to be.”
Mdantsane residents react to the EFF’s promises:
Malema concluded his visit to the province at Nelson Mandela Bay, where he addressed the community of Gqeberha at Njoli Square. He promised better services and better houses to the people of Gqeberha saying their aim is to restore their dignity.
He also accused the ruling party of being thieves, and also accusing the Democratic Alliance of being a racist party. Malema promised both metro citizens that job creation will also be a priority should EFF lead.