- Julius Malema wants to take a page out of Gaddafi's book and gift newly-weds with land
- The EFF leader has promised that the upcoming State of the Nation address would be disrupted over Pravin Gordhan
- Malema slammed the state for RDP houses, calling for a massive increase in social grant amounts
Julius Malema wants to take a page out of Muammar Gaddafi's book and give newly-wed South Africans land:
“We want to be like [Colonel Muammar] Gaddafi; who would gift newly wedded couples with land. We also want to gift you with land. The ANC has stolen your land, your RDP’s and your social grants. We want to become better politicians. We must stand for truth and bring about an end to the corruption in our country.”
The Economic Freedom Fighter boss also called for an increase in social grants from the elderly and children:
“If you love yourself as a black person, you will not negotiate for substandard housing. RDP’s are not houses, they are glorified shacks. They are dilapidated, have cracks and are falling. We want to double the social grants of the elderly and the social grants of children. And we must also fix our education system.”
Malema then turned his attention to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, reports The South African:
“We said Pravin must go and everyone now agrees because he is collapsing SOE’s. If we can’t afford to fly now, imagine what will become of us when there is no SAA subsidised by government? As black people we will never be able to fly. They want to privatise Eskom so poor families will never afford electricity.”
The Red Beret leader is adamant that unless Gordhan gets the chop, a scene would be made at President Cyril Ramaphosa's address:
“I want to tell Cyril Ramaphosa, if he cannot fire Pravin, SONA will be about Pravin and him leaving because we must protect our state and our assets. We are told we are experiencing load shedding because the coal is wet but we have had wet coal in the past and never experienced load shedding. What is different now?”
Briefly.co.za reported that deputy president David Mabuza had blamed Gordhan after President Cyril Ramaphosa was 'misled' over when load-shedding would return to South Africa.
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