- EFF leader Julius Malema is making promises to his supporters as local government elections approach
- He told his supporters that it was okay that they have to pay for water and electricity while they are Sassa beneficiaries
- He went on to assure his supporters that under an EFF government, people living in the suburbs will help cover the cost of water and electricity
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VAAL - As the local government elections are fast approaching, Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema is hot on the campaign trail trying to secure as many votes as possible.
Malema told the residents of Bopheleng’s ward 6 in the Vaal that under an EFF government, recipients of a Sassa grant will not be required to pay for water or electricity.
According to IOL, Malema stated that people who are living in suburban neighbourhoods would be the ones subsiding people who come from impoverished backgrounds. Malema told his supporters that being a Sassa recipient meant that someone is of a poor status.
He went on to say that the money people get from Sassa was not enough to cover water and electricity fees and an EFF government will not make the poor pay for these fees.
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Malema also criticised the government for making people who are poor pay for these basic services, reports TimesLIVE. He told supporters that an EFF government will create a database for municipalities that will exempt Sassa beneficiaries from paying these bills.
He added by doing this, Sassa beneficiaries will have the opportunity to support their families. He went on to encourage those gathered to vote for the EFF.
Malema says EFF has nothing to declare to the IEC, says party doesn’t take donations over 100k
Briefly News previously reported that Julius Malema, the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, has said that his party has nothing to declare to the IEC.
He maintains that his party does not receive any donations and survives on the funds that the government and IEC provides.
Only three political parties, the ANC, the DA and Action SA declared their funders according to EWN.
News24 reported that Malema was adamant that the party had not received any donations over R100 00. The party is currently being audited and Malema said that he was prepared to send the IEC the results of the audit.