- The EFF said cadre deployment was the reaosn for Eskom's problems
- He added that the EFF would not privatise state-owned enterprises, but would save them
- Malema also said the ANC thinks whites are better than black people
Julius Malema has said that the EFF will get rid of the ANC's deployed cadres in government.
The EFF leader made the comments while addressing a crowd of supporters outside the Newcastle Magistrate's Court.
He said only the EFF would turn around the economy and improve state-owned eneterprises.
Malema also said that the EFF would get rid of competent people in government and replace them with those who could do the job well.
He blamed cadre deployment for Eskom's financial problems, and said that the EFF was the only party that would save the power utility rather than sell it off.
He promised he would not privatise state-owned enterprises, but would instead get them operating efficiently again.
Additionally he told supporters that the ANC was planning on selling parastatals to private investors, which Malema said will result in retrenchments.
Malema, who was appearing at the Magistrate's Court over previous controversial remarks he made in 2016, added that the ANC thought whites were better than black people.
He said the ruling party considered black employees to be "lazy" and that, in the ANC's eyes, black managers "can't think". He said the ANC only wants black people for their vote.
Malema also echoed Bantu Holomisa's claim that last week's round of stage 4 laod shedding was Eskom's way of blackmailing government for more money.
As evidence, he cited the end of the power outages after Tito Mboweni promised the power utility R69 billion over the next three years.
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