Malema: Elderly citizens suffer while prisoners get three meals a day

Malema: Elderly citizens suffer while prisoners get three meals a day

EFF leader Julius Malema has slammed the government for treating prisoners better than the elderly and vulnerable citizens of South Africa. The Red Beret head feels that the state should fast-track the delivery of basic services and put the nation's criminals to work in the process.

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Julius Malema has criticized the state for treating criminals better than citizens living in poverty.

SowetanLIVE reports that the EFF leader had lashed out over the care given to prisoners while the elderly, who he says is the most neglected demographic in SA, suffer. reported that Malema had traveled to Limpopo for the EFF's annual tradition of hosting a party for older members.

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Speaking at the event, the EFF head commented on the dire situation facing ordinary citizens:

“Convicted criminals get breakfast, lunch, and supper. They have running water and electricity. A convicted criminal is even given a uniform, but government fails to provide the same courtesy to school pupils who can't afford to buy their own. These convicted criminals must sew uniforms for less fortunate learners. They must also work on farms and the produce must be given to the poor.”

The community in Blood River, where the annual festivities took place this year, is still struggling to gain access to basic service delivery.

Malema called on the state to fast track the provision of these services, such as water and electricity.

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