Malema describes Panyaza Lesufi as a liar over e-tolls saga

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has described Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi as a liar over the e-tolls saga.

Malema was speaking at the EFF provincial manifesto launch at the Dobsonville stadium on Saturday.

This is one of many manifesto launches that the party will host in the various provinces, as it gears up for the upcoming 29 May elections.

His comments come as Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana disputed Lesufi’s SOPA statements that the Gauteng government will do away with e-tolls in March.

Malema says it’s not surprising that Panyaza is a liar as he hails from an organization that has been lying to South Africans since 1994.

“He went to the state of the province to lie again and said in March there won’t be e-tolls. And the Minister of Finance said Panyaza the liar is lying because the e-tolls are here to stay. Panyaza has been leading Gauteng with lies because he is a liar from an organization that lied since 1994.”

Write off Eskom debt

Malema has assured residents of Soweto that if the EFF is elected into power in the upcoming elections, the party would write off the debt owed to Eskom. Malema says that the EFF government will not allow anyone, especially the poor, to live in darkness.

“We want to say to the people of Soweto that the EFF is going to write off all the debt that is owed to Eskom, for all townships and poor households. It is inhumane for people of Soweto to be denied electricity because of the so called debt as if you are rich and can pay that debt. Otherwise you must live in darkness we will never allow that.”

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