EFF leader Julius Malema took the opportunity yesterday to share some words with his followers. Malema had been showing support to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane during her appearance at the Pretoria High Court.
Yesterday saw Julius Malema leading the Economic Freedom Fighters in a strong show of solidarity for Busisiwe Mkhwebane as she took on Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Public Protector and Public Enterprises Minsiter had faced off over her recently-released adverse findings against him.
Malema addressed supporters outside the venue and shared his opinion on the Public Protector:
"We must be consistent in the protection of the law, we are not protecting Busisiwe, we are protecting the office. Let the office of the Public Protector be protected."
As far as the party's stance against Minister Pravin Gordhan goes, which they have made public numerous times, Malema said:
"Don't confuse our fight with Pravin to that we hate Indians, Pravin started this thing a long time ago with the cabal. We are continuing the battle that Winnie Mandela fought in the 80s."
The ANC did not escape unscathed either, with the EFF leader calling on members to stop hiding behind the ruling party:
"They must stop hiding behind the curtain of the ANC. We are not scared of them ideologically, politically. There is no communist party. They are a tool used by the ANC."
Malema shared his views on corruption, which has become a central topic with the establishment of the Zondo Commission:
"We don't need corrupt Africans, if you are African and you are corrupt then you are not an African, you are a non-white because we don't harbour people who steal from poor masses of our people."
And speaking of the State Capture Inquiry, Malema condemned Pravin and President Cyril Ramaphosa for not taking responsibility:
"They call the time of Zuma 'nine wasted years', but Pravin and Ramaphosa were a part of those nine years. Why are they not seen as flip-flopping? Why are they fighting against Zuma now?"
Rounding off his address, Malema insisted that his party is fighting the good fight in South Africa:
"We are fighting for generations to come, that when they closed down democratic institutions, we fought them, we fought for principle."
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