- EFF leader Julius Malema has declared his party, not the ANC is in charge of South Africa’s policy direction
- Malema says he is confident of the EFF’s ability to win the 2019 election or at the very least double its votes
- The EFF leader poured cold water on the idea of him re-joining the ANC
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is riding a wave of populist support and is so confident in his and the EFF’s abilities that he declared his party, not the African National Congress (ANC) was in charge of policy decisions.
Malema said the EFF is running the country from behind through ideas because the ANC had run out of ideas. He said the ANC had implemented 95% of the proposals which the EFF made, including firing former president Zuma.
Malema said he was confident in the EFF’s ability to win the 2019 general election or at the very least the doubling of its votes. He said he could personally guarantee such a doubling for the EFF.
Briefly.co.za discovered that if Malema’s prediction proves accurate, it would mean the EFF increases its representation in the National Assembly to 50 seats. If the ANC fails to win a majority this could bring coalition politics into play and the EFF would become kingmakers.
Malema said the next article of business for the EFF would be to convert Postbank into a state bank.
The EFF leader poured cold water on the idea of him re-joining the ANC, he said he would sooner quote politics than return to the ANC. President Ramaphosa earlier said he would welcome Malema back to the ANC with open arms.
Malema dismissed accusations that if he turned his back on any agreements with the Democratic Alliance (DA) in metros such as Nelson Mandela Bay, Johannesburg and Tshwane he would be betraying his voters. This after he vowed to remove Athol Trollip as Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.
The ANC has been wooing the EFF in these metros in hopes of returning to power.
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