- Julius Malema held a press conference to discuss the upcoming elective conference
- The EFF leader is currently facing multiple court battles but says he will forever remain in politics
- Malema had a few harsh words for the government as far as state-owned entities were concerned, which he says are being deliberately destroyed
EFF leader Julius Malema held a press conference on Thursday to address the upcoming elective conference taking place next month.
The embattled politician told those present that the EFF "must win political power from those who have it now, capture the state, take the economy" and redistribute it amongst all South Africans.
The Citizen reports that Malema mentioned documents that were set to be voted into party policy at the conference, detailing the Red Beret plan to 'capture the state' as a 'key highlight'.
Land reform, gender inequality, open borders in Africa and the marginalisation of black professionals at state-owned entities will all feature in these documents.
The appointments taking place at SOEs, according to Malema, constituted a 'coordinated and deliberate' plan to 'break' the entities in order to privatise them.
Briefly.co.za reported that the EFF had voiced their disapproval on the recent appointment of Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter, denouncing it as anti-transformative.
Malema is currently facing two separate court battles, facing charges of assault and unlawful firing of a firearm. He commented on these cases:
"I am under permanent investigation, the state is always bringing up a case against me. The NPA can do what they want to do, I cannot stop them."
Despite the difficulties facing him, Malema insists that he will remain in politics until the end of his days:
"I will always be in politics, I will die in politics. If you are removed from a position, you are not expelled, you are removed. Even if I am removed in December, I will remain a member of Parliament."
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