- Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, has come to the defence of South Africans who connect to the electricity grid illegally
- Malema called it 'leadership', saying the EFF would never punish those doing so
- The EFF leader said this when addressing thousands during the party's May Day rally
It was the EFF's May Day rally, and Julius Malema was addressing the crowd in Alexandra, Johannesburg, when he defended South Africans who illegally connect to the electricity grid.
IOL News reported that Malema came to the defence of residents of informal settlements and townships who make use of these illegal electricity connections.
According to him, the EFF would not punish people who made connections like that and added that it shows leadership.
"That is not illegal connection. That is leadership. You are providing leadership where there is no leadership.
"An EFF government will never call you izinyokanyoka for connecting electricity. If we find you, we are going to fix it properly for you instead. If ordinary people can do it, it means government can perfect it."
Malema went on to say that Alexandria serves as an example of how black South Africans are treated.
“If you want to know what black people are subjected to all over the country, you must come to Alexandra. If you wanted to know what the ANC has done in the past 25 years, come to Alexandra."
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