Julius Malema claims that the ANC is so intimidated by the success of the Economic Freedom Fighters that they brought out former president Thabo Mbeki. According to the EFF president, this is a desperate attempt to garner votes ahead of next month's elections.
Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema is convinced that the ANC is so intimidated by his party's success that they brought out Thabo Mbeki to combat it.
According to IOL, Malema had chalked the sudden reappearance of the former president up to a last-minute attempt to woo voters. But, ever-confident, the EFF head said that this would do little to help the 'troubled' ANC.
The EFF leader had boasted of the party's success in ANC strongholds like the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
Speaking at the EFF exhibition at the Rand Easter Show yesterday, Malema had commented that:
"The EFF is going to be the biggest player in this election, these are historic elections. And that is why they (ANC) went to resurrect President Mbeki now because they can see that it the most difficult one."
Malema hinted that he had been surprised at his party's success in some areas, especially where there had previously been no support for the EFF:
"We do not say that this is a rural area or this is a national election... everybody counts. In KwaZulu-Natal it is shocking, in the Eastern Cape it is shocking because we never had support there."
Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that former president Thabo Mbeki had appeared at the Rand Easter Show to support the ANC, pledging his vote this year with his signature.
Mbeki had claimed that he could not support the party by campaigning in previous years, during which Jacob Zuma had led a government that had 'veered off course'.
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