Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema says people should vote for active councillors, who are ready to serve the people.

Malema was addressing his party’s supporters and residents of Cottondale, outside Arconhoek, north of Busbuckridge in Mpumalanga.

Malema expressed concern about leaders, who want positions, but fail to be of service to people, who voted them into power.

Malema began his campaign trail in the embattled Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. He engaged with communities and encouraged them to cast their votes in the local government elections.

Malema says power is in the hands of communities, if really, they want change.

In the video below, EFF leader Julius Malema is campaigning in Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge:

Some residents raised concern about the lack of water, electricity and proper roads’ infrastructure.

Malema says the time has arrived for people to vote out the African National Congress (ANC) in the municipality.

He says in 2016, the community sent a strong warning to the ANC by voting for the Bushbuckridge Residents Association (BRA). He says the EFF is ready to govern the municipality.

“You are not BRA. You are EFF, not a regional organisation, you are counting (sic) internationally not local. We want you to take over this municipality.”

Malema also says the EFF doesn’t want lazy councillors who want positions and fail to deliver services to the people.

“We are not in a business of making friends or impressing each other; neither are we going to replace the laziness of the ANC with the laziness of the EFF in Busbhuckridge. We don’t want lazy people. We want active people. You are the candidate of the EFF. You are the leader of the EFF. Respect the people of Bushbuckridge, service the people of Bushbuckridge,.”

Malema will engage with communities of Nkomazi  Municipality one of the struggling municipalities in the province.