Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema, speaking in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday morning, said government subsidies on social grants were not enough to feed families. He said government continued to make education expensive to keep certain groups of people illiterate, so as to have more control over them.
He highlighted that even township schools, which were considered a cheaper alternative to schools in suburbs, were pricey, as there were constant fees parents were forced to pay. He said it was unacceptable for people to receive an average of R400 from social grants as even the president’s dogs received better living standards. “Dogmore is expensive,” said Malema.
“We want education to be free,” he told supporters. “There is too much money in government. We want money to move from politicians to the people.
” Malema moved on to say President Cyril Ramaphosa and former president Jacob Zuma were one and the same and a vote for one would be a vote for both. “Zuma used Duduzane [Zuma] and Ramaphosa used his son Andile,” he said in reference to allegations made at the commission of inquiry into state capture. “Stop misleading yourself [to] say there is a new mayor and new MEC, they are from the same pot.
If you want results, you must change your vote.