Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema says he is not a dictator, but a hardworker.
“I come from nothing. I come from a domestic worker (sic), a single mother. I don’t care who thinks what. Everything I have, I worked hard for it,” says Malema.
Malema was addressing the media during the EFF’s Second National People’s Assembly, where he was questioned about his re-appointment as the party leader.
He says the position was not contested during second elective conference taking place in Nasrec, south of Johannesburg.
“Even if you don’t like me, you cannot fault my work ethics,” adds Malema.
Malema says the EFF’s vision is a united Africa, where there will be one president, one currency and one state.
“The EFF is going to look at formulating a continental body that will include the youth and women, because EFF does not belong to Limpopo or KwaZulu-natal. It belongs to the entire African continent,” says Malema.
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EFF newly elected leadership
Malema reiterates that the composition of the newly elected leadership of the Economic Freedom Fighters is not based on a 50/50 policy as there is none in the party’s constitution.
The top 6 is made up of three females and three males: Malema the President, Floyd Shivambu Deputy, Veronica Mente National Chair, Marshall Dlamini Secretary General, Poppy Moilola Deputy Secretary General and Omphile Maotwe the Treasury General.
Addressing journalists during their first media briefing following their election, Malema says, “There is no 50/50 in the officials of the EFF in terms of the constitution. Even if you wanted to apply it at lower structures they are five; so it can’t be 50/50. It’s practically impossible. Here, it is not by constitutional design, it’s by delegates realising the need to empower women and starting to give them more responsibility so that we don’t just talk about but we actualise it in our own structures.”