- Julius Malema says the EFF would clamp down harshly on crime if it took power
- He also claimed that Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma would be jailed
- The EFF leader added that his party would reform the police to make them more committed to fighting crime
EFF leader Julius Malema has promised that an EFF government will have a zero-tolerance attitude to crime.
He made the remarks during his party's final campaign rally at Orland Stadium over the weekend.
Malema also took aim at Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma, saying the two belonged in jail.
Malema pledged that the EFF would prosecute corruption harshly and would put measures in place to reduce the risk of future corruption, according to Eyewitness News.
He slammed officers who engaged in police brutality, saying that if they wanted to shoot criminals, they should go after Ace Magashule, whom Malema referred to as "the real criminal".
The EFF leader said that law enforcement officers needed to be better motivated to fight crimes like corruption. As a result, he said that police officers should be paid better salaries in order to restore their dignity.
Malema said that an EFF government would also work to ease tensions between communities and police and establish a productive relationship between them, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
This is in line with the EFF's manifesto, which says the party wants to employ an additional 100 000 police officers if elected.
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