- Julius Malema does not believe that the EFF should carry the weight of lazy EFF members
- He has threatened to axe those members who failed to meet the 31 May deadline to launch new branches
- The EFF has hundreds of members in municipalities across South Africa and the party currently has 44 MPs
EFF leader Julius Malema is looking to trim the fat by removing lazy party officials. A report by Sunday World has revealed that EFF municipal councillors, members of parliament and provincial legislature members run the risk of losing their jobs if they don't perform.
According to The Citizen Malema is set to meet with EFF members who failed to meet the 31 May deadline to launch branches.
The EFF has hundreds of seats in councils throughout South Africa and its elected officials have to pay a portion if their salary back to the party to fund activities.
Malema blames Ramaphosa for youth drug crisis
Economic Freedom Fighter Julius Malema has pinned the blame on the government for South Africa's high unemployment as a key reason for the high rate of drug use among the youth.
He believes that young people are turning to drugs to escape the harsh realities of life in South Africa such as unemployment and crime.
Malema went further and held President Cyril Ramaphosa personally responsible for the high drug use in the country. He said that since Ramaphosa took office, unemployment has risen and no progress has been made.
The EFF leader was speaking in Parliament on Wednesday during the debate on the vote on the presidency's budget according to Times Live.
Ramaphosa wants land reform sped up
President Cyril Ramaphosa reportedly wants the issue of land restitution and redistribution to be addressed quickly. The president has shared that the matter needs a conclusion and has asked opposition parties to "find each other" so that the issue of expropriation without compensation can be finalised.
"The discussions in my view, needs some conclusion and we're hoping that the various parties will be able to find each other on the parliamentary level and finalise a position on how to move forward," Ramaphosa said, according to EWN.
Ramaphosa was reacting to the EFF's position on the matter. The publication said plans to push through legislation allowing for expropriation without compensation suffered a setback this week after the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said it supports expropriation without compensation but not in its current form.
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