‘Mining companies will be required to invest in infrastructure should the EFF win the elections’

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EFF leader, Julius Malema, addressing EFF Councillor Candidates at Tshikota Community Hall in Makhado, Vhembe. [File image]

EFF leader Julius Malema says if his party wins in the upcoming local government elections in the Sekhukhune district in Limpopo, they will require the mining companies operating in the area to invest in infrastructure development.

Addressing supporters at Apel Sports Center at Ga Nkwana outside Jane Furse, Malema said it pains him to see that the area is surrounded by mines, but unemployment is high and the area underdeveloped.

“We were supposed to be having top schools here in the Sekhukhune district. The Sekhukhune college was supposed to be one of the top, higher learning centers, and the area deserved to have a university. The minerals you have here were supposed to be paying for all that. You are rich in minerals but your children here are unemployed.”

EFF leader Julius Malema begins his three-day Limpopo electioneering campaign: 

During the party’s manifesto launch last weekend, Malema said his party aims to run all municipalities and prioritise basic services to residents across the country.

The EFF launched its local government Elections manifesto at Gandhi Square in the Johannesburg CBD.

He said corruption has deprived residents of basic services. Malema said rural areas have been neglected.

“EFF municipalities will not stand by and do nothing about sanitation and toilets in schools because education in schools are functions of national and provincial level. There will never be pit toilets in schools that fall under an EFF municipality. This manifesto we present to you today is a product of several consultations and engagements with different sectors of society,” Malema said.

EFF launches its 2021 Municipal Elections manifesto:

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