Julius Malema and wife cast their votes: "People have died for this"

Julius Malema and wife cast their votes: "People have died for this"

- Julius Malema and his wife, Mantwa, have voted in Limpopo

- At the station, Malema said the voting process was "smooth" and urged others to head to the polls

- He also said the EFF would accept the election outcome no matter what

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EFF leader Julius Malema and his wife, Mantwa, cast their votes in Seshego in Limpopo.

He thanked his supporters who came out to vote.

Malema added that "a lot of people died so we could do this".

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He appeared to be referring to those who lost their lives in the struggle for democracy in South Africa.

Speaking to the media after he voted, Malema also thanked all those who had shared their condolences after the passing of his grandmother, Sarah Koko. Koko raised Malema when he was a child after his mother died. 

Malema also praised the IEC's handling of the voting process, which he said was "smooth", according to The South African. He also expressed confidence in his party's electoral chances, saying, "We have done everything possible to win this election."

Additionally, Malema touched on a rumour which had circulated on social media claiming that people with fake nails would not be able to vote. This rumour is untrue, and Malema dismissed it as such.

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Malema ended off his media briefing by urging supporters to cast their ballots as "every vote counts". He also said that if people want to stay unemployed, they should vote ANC.

However, despite the fiery rhetoric, Malema said his party would accept the outcome of the election, regardless of who came out on top, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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