He came to the province in order to remind supporters to vote for his party.
EFF national leader Julius Malema used his party’s election campaign to rip into ANC deputy president DD Mabuza, accusing him of being the most corrupt leader who deserves jail.
Malema said the EFF, once it wins after 8 May 2019, will make sure that the man goes to jail including former and current leaders Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa.
He said both Mabuza and Zuma would be arrested by the EFF government for corruption, while Ramaphosa would account for the deaths of Marikana workers.
“Mpumalanga the home of corruption will be turned into the home of hope for the hopeless masses of our people,” Malema said at the Sy Mthimunye stadium in Ackerville, eMalahleni Saturday (23 Mar).
“DD Mabuza for a long time was stealing money in this province for himself and money which was supposed to develop the nation. We will arrest DD and send him to prison. But before we arrest DD we will start with Jacob Zuma. He must rot in jail. He is the father of corruption,” he said to applause.
“Following Zuma to prison will be Cyril Ramaphosa for killing 34 mineworkers of Marikana. Their spirit is not resting,” Malema said.
He said the spirit of the killed workers was “still not resting” and as EFF they want them to “rest in perfect peace”.
“They will never rest in perfect peace as long as Cyril Ramaphosa is still free. The third one will be DD Mabuza for stealing the money of Mpumalanga.
“He must thank the Constitutional Court because we wanted them to arrest him for smoking those greener arrangement but now that thing is legal, so we will drop that charge but the charge of corruption of DD Mabuza is not a charge we can drop. These people have been looting this province. If you not a friend of DD Mabuza you will never work in Mpumalanga government,” Malema said to deafening applause.
Malema had quite a busy schedule the past weekend. He had to rush to the eMalahleni area after addressing a rally in Limpopo the same Saturday.
Malema then went to Northern Cape and then KZN where he addressed other rallies on Sunday.
WATCH: @EFFSouthAfrica leader @Julius_S_Malema arrives at the Sy Mthimunye stadium in eMalahleni. Malema landed in a helicopter an hour after he completed his addresss in Limpopo. #EFFMpumalangaRally pic.twitter.com/KvI1FLEmOx
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Malema said people who were not friends of Mabuza in Mpumalanga were not given tenders, even small work such as supplying toilet paper “DD wants for himself and his friends, nothing for the people”.
“That must come to an end. We must make sure we restore the dignity of the people of eMalahleni,” Malema said, “because when you drive here in eMalahleni it’s potholes all over. We want that to come to an end because these people have been stealing”.
Malema also spoke about the electricity crisis in the eMalahleni area as well as corruption in housing and ” hijacking of the forums in the mines”.
On the land issue, Malema told the scores of EFF supporters that it was only when black people “take” the land that they would have “confidence in themselves like white people”.
“You see a white man with no matric but talking like he’s got a PHD because his confidence comes from ownership of the land, and nothing else, so we want our people to be owners of land,” said Malema.
(edited by MLM)
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