The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema has issued a stern warning to senior officials who are loyal to their positions than to the party.
“You are going to see it when this conference finishes. They are not going to be elected and they are going to start to insult this organisation after not being elected,” he told delegates at the EFF’s elective conference under way in Nasrec, Johannesburg.
Malema was delivering the party’s political report. In the three-hour long speech, the EFF leader also took a swipe on media houses, saying they are in denial if they think they’re not captured.
Malema also welcomed eNCA’s withdrawal from the conference, saying it meant the the channel won’t be covering any of its events in the future.
“And you must never go back and say we banned the eNCA. They withdrew from our conference meaning they withdrew from the EFF. So we don’t want to see any eNCA anywhere. So if that is going to be there attitude bring it on. We never expelled them.”
eNCA walked out of the conference earlier today in solidarity with the Daily Maverick, Scorpio, Amabhungane, Rapport and Caxton group following the EFF’s decision to bar them from covering the event.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration didn’t escape Malema’s rant.
Malema says the EFF has the obligation to remove the current government from power because they are “incompetent and very dangerous”.
He says it is the puppet of capitalist establishment like the previous government was the puppet of a corrupt family. Malema says they will engage in militant programmes to prevent the government from incapacitating Stat- Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and selling them to white monopoly capital.
“Our country is in a crisis, a man made crisis. If Cyril continues like this he won’t last his term.”
Delegates are expected to vote for the new leadership this evening.
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