Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says even though he too once honoured the African National Congress (ANC), it’s now time to fight for a change in power.
Malema addressed residents of Ebony Park in Midrand yesterday and spoke about issues affecting the working class.
He urged residents to fight and rise above their poverty and join the party at its manifesto launch in Soweto this coming weekend.
Malema says they had honoured the ANC for the past two decades, but were instead snubbed for their loyalty.
“They never thanked us in return, instead they showed us the middle finger.”
The EFF leader says the youth erred in bringing Zuma to power, and it’s a mistake that he and his party are seeking to undo.
He says his party will ensure that its councillors work around the clock for the communities they serve and has urged residents to vote for his party in this year’s local government elections.
Meanwhile, the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) says comments made by Malema in an interview with Al Jazeera, to remove government through the barrel of a gun, could incite violence.
Malema said he would do anything in his power to remove the ANC if itcontinued to react violently to peaceful protests.
Additional reporting by Siyabonga Sesant.
Source – ewn