Economics Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says government can afford to put proper flushing toilets in all schools and ensure all South African households have electricity.

Malema was wrapping up his campaign trail in the Northern Cape ahead of the local government elections.

He says people’s lives will change for the better if the EFF wins the elections.

He was addressing party members in Galeshewe in Kimberley.

“It will not cost government more than R200 000 per school. We can give all schools flushing toilets and water. Someone is sleeping on the job. It’s like saying to me there are still houses without electricity. Eskom can put electricity in all the houses.”

EFF on the campaign trail in Northern Cape:

During campaigning in Gamorona village near Kuruman on Tuesday, Malema challenged mining companies in the province to rehabilitate rural areas by providing water, flushing toilets and electricity.

The rural village has no tarred roads, has unreliable water supply, no electricity in some parts and still relies on Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines.

Malema says things need to change.

“This is what we wanted to expose, a lot of our people are going through the same in the rural areas. They are forgotten, they are rejected a lot by the ANC.

Councillors do not pay attention to the rural areas so we came here deliberately to expose the challenges, which is pure neglect of our people. Our people need water, our people need the roads they need electricity and jobs. We are touched by what’s happening here and we are going to help.”