- EFF leader Julius Malema has told his supporters the EFF is the only party in South Africa which is fighting for black people
- He was speaking at an EFF by-election victory celebration in Tlhabologang near Coligny
- Malema reiterated the EFF’s commitment to table a motion of no confidence vote against North West premier Supra Mahumapelo
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema told his supporters on Wednesday that the EFF was the only party in South Africa which was fighting for black people.
Malema was speaking at an EFF by-election victory celebration in Tlhabologang near Coligny. The EFF pulled off a surprise victory in Ward 15 of the Ditsobotla municipality during the April 25 by-election.
"We are fighting for black people. Why is only the black community which is left in poverty, are we a cursed nation, are we a defeated nation, are we a hopeless nation? Why are we rejected, why are we killed when we speak the truth," he said
Briefly.co.za gathered that Malema described the EFF’s victory in ward 15 as the first step in liberating the people of the North West from the ANC and premier Supra Mahumapelo.
"Who is going to liberate the black nation. We are our own liberators, we have the power... we punished them during the by-election," he said.
Malema reiterated the EFF’s commitment to tabling a motion of no confidence against Mahumapelo. He said the EFF would write to the North West legislature to request such a motion.
He said the EFF wanted to have a motion of no confidence vote against Mahumapelo regardless of whether it was held via a secret or an open ballot. Malema said the EFF would take note of the crooks in the ANC who continued to support the embattled premier.
Malema said the EFF had no sympathy for Mahumapelo because he stole money from various government departments.
The EFF leader urged his supporters to distance themselves from the violent protests which have swept across the North West province in recent weeks in a bid to force Mahumapelo to resign.
Malema said: "Do not block roads, do not loot shops. We do not want bloodshed. If the ANC wants to remove Supra they should have supported EFF motion of no confidence in him. We gave them an option where blood will not be shed."
Malema was well received on his first visit to Coligny and was greeted by throngs of supporters dressed in red. He committed the EFF to building two homes for needy families in the region to showcase what type of homes an EFF-led government would build.
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