Malema to supporters: Every vote counts and EFF vote must be protected

Malema to supporters: Every vote counts and EFF vote must be protected

- Julius Malema has called on party agents to protect the EFF vote

- He said he could not rule out the possibility of electoral fraud

- However, he said the EFF would accept the outcome of the election no matter who came out on top

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EFF leader Julius Malema has said that his party will accept the outcome of the elections no matter who wins, but still urged EFF party agents to protect the party's vote.

He made the comments after casting his own vote in Seshego in Limpopo.

"Remain vigilant and guard the EFF vote," Malema said.

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Malema addressed the media after voting. He expressed confidence in the EFF's campaigning, saying the party had done all it could to win votes in this election.

However, Malema did not rule out the possibility of election fraud at some voting stations. As a result, he called on the EFF's party agents to keep a close eye on proceedings to make sure the EFF is not robbed of any votes.

"We know that we are dealing with thugs from the other side, they can steal our vote," Malema said, according to Eyewitness News. 

He also urged ordinary South Africans to report any suspicious activity at polling stations. He said that they should send messages and photos to the EFF on social media if they suspected any fraud. 

Malema stressed that every vote counted, and that even if the EFF did not win the election outright, he would still view any electoral success they might have as a mandate from the public.

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The EFF leader ended his press briefing by thanking all those who had offered condolences following his grandmother's passing, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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