Maphiniki Stadium, 50km out of Kuruman saw a host of red Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) supporters come through to cheer their Commander in Chief, (CIC) on as he encouraged them to vote for the EFF come national elections on the 8th May 2019. He succeeded in getting the masses to the stadium and in getting them equally fired up for the launch of his anticipated manifesto.
Touching on many points he focused on ridding the state of corruption, arresting the ‘current corrupt’ officials occupying government, doubling social and pension grants, shortening the period for paying back bonds on houses and the importance of developing skills of South African citizens, especially those employed by the state. “People need to be employed because they have the adequate qualifications to perform the tasks required, they need to be employed because they can efficiently do the work they are mandated to do, not because they are family of the authorities doing the hiring nor because they are sleeping with them. The problem with our current state is that they are not hiring people for their skills, “Malema fervently exclaimed.
Malema stated that he appreciates the good work done with trusts but even in those trusts corruption is rampant as there are many people who have been serving in those trusts for lengthy periods of time, “There are people that have been working there all this time. We are calling for that to be reviewed”. He further went on to state that when they come in to power, one of the first things they will do is bring in new councillors and employees of state, “We are going to bring in new councillors.
The ones that are currently here are not serving our people and they need to be removed”. Ensuring that more arrests are made when the EFF comes into power is also high on their agenda list. Malema confidently stated that they will do away with officials they claim to be corrupt.
“We will arrest Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa when we come into power.