-The EFF deputy president made the comment after the IEC claimed that most of this year's newly registered voters were young people
- Shivambu claimed that the EFF would be in government after these elections
- He also said if the maximum voting age was 40, the ANC would be out of power
The EFF's Floyd Shivambu has said that the youth vote will put the EFF in power.
Shivambu made the comments in light of statistics released IEC showing that 700 000 new voters registered last weekend, most of them young people.
He also slammed the ANC, saying if the voting age only went up to 40, then the party would not be in power.
The IEC stats were good news for the EFF, whose main voting bloc is the youth. Shivambu says that these young people do not remember apartheid and are not loyal to the liberation movement, according to The Citizen.
He said these young voters were attracted to the EFF because of its policies on free tertiary education, as well as decolonisation and land expropriation without compensation.
The party is expected to provide further details on how would they implement these policies in their manifesto, which they are set to launch this weekend.
Shivambu said the manifesto would provide the "clearest practical programme of action", and said that the EFF would be in government after the election - an ambitious claim, which is currently not supported by the polling data.
Recent polls indicate that the ANC will win with up to 60% of the vote, Briefly.co.za has learned.
Shivambu expressed confidence in his party, however. He said the EFF was the only party which was growing in support.
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