- EFF leader Julius Malema launched the party's election manifesto ahead of the local elections
- Malema listed individual concerns of wards and municipalities across the country
- He said that the party is not making promises but commitments under the theme of "land and jobs"
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The EFF has launched its election campaign with what it calls the "people's manifesto".
"The 26th of September is the birth date of a revolutionary, a commander of ground forces and true Freedom Fighter, Mama Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela."
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He said that the manifesto is based on "truthful observations" that South Africa faces a number of serious issues around poverty and access to education and healthcare.
Malema said that public hospitals are inadequate and offer below standard services.
The manifesto contains a laundry list of challenges that affect all aspects of life in South Africa.
Malema finished listing the manifesto aims by demanding "land and jobs". He promised that EFF municipalities would go beyond their roles to help the community.
"The launch of the Manifesto is significant because it is through this Manifesto that the EFF will ascend to power and take over many Municipalities in South Africa."
EFF Chairperson Veronica Mente explained that the manifesto centres around the party's seven founding pillars.
The manifesto has also been informed through consultations with communities.
Malema said that these were not election promises but commitments. He listed a number of specific demands from wards throughout the country.
The EFF believes that it has a real chance to win a large number of votes and will be contesting all wards in the elections.
'This is unacceptable': Clashes between ANC and EFF members at IEC centres in KZN
Earlier, Breifly News reported that ugly scenes broke out at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)'s registration centres at Kwa-Dambuza and Willowfontein townships in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.
The clashes reportedly happened between Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and African National Congress (ANC) members during a voter mobilisation drive by the former's leader, Julius Malema.