EFF Pulls Out All Stops at Mpumalanga Manifesto Launch As Julius Malema Promises Bold Action

EFF Pulls Out All Stops at Mpumalanga Manifesto Launch As Julius Malema Promises Bold Action

  • Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has promised to tackle the country's critical issues if voted into power
  • Malema has vowed to tackle the high unemployment rate, land redistribution and loadshedding
  • KaNyamazane stadium in Mpumalanga saw a packed crowd as thousands gathered to hear their leader

Trisha Pillay is a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg. With degrees in Journalism and International Politics, she delved into the intricacies of political landscapes and elections at the Citizen Newspaper, African News Network, and Newzroom Afrika.

EFF leader pulls out all the stops at manifesto launch.
EFF leader Julius Malema brings his two sons to the manifesto launch held in Mpumalanga. Images: Economic Freedom Fighters
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MPUMALANGA - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) went all out at KaNyamazane Stadium in Mpumalanga, drawing in thousands of supporters to fill the venue on Saturday.

EFF rocks manifesto launch

Addressing supporters, EFF leader Julius Malema tackled pressing issues plaguing South Africa, particularly in Mpumalanga. He also made bold promises for a future under the EFF's governance.

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The party's upcoming election slogan is "Jobs and land now! Stop loadshedding," referencing the nation's high unemployment rate exceeding 30%, sluggish land redistribution, and the prevalent electricity crisis leading to rolling power outages.

During his address, Malema said:

"We remain resolute that the EFF government will expropriate all land without compensation for equal redistribution in use, create millions of jobs through re-industrialisation using the state, stop loadshedding, rebuild our education system, and fix crime in this country."

EFF gains popularity

The EFF has garnered popularity among many South Africans, particularly the youth, due to its radical policies, including the expropriation of white-owned land and the nationalisation of mines and banks.

In the 2019 national elections, the EFF secured 10% of the vote, positioning itself as the third-largest opposition party in the country.

Netizens weigh in

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While Malema made bold promises, people throughout the country were impressed by his party's growth. At the same time, others are scared of what could happen if voted into power.

Here are some of the reactions:

@BrunoDruchen said:

"The Provincial Manifesto launch of the EFF excluded the Deaf Community from viewing the launch at the rally."

@Bamba la! commented:

"It's time for the CIC to go."

@Jazzman shared:

"Someone says the elderly need food to take their medication; perhaps not all ate in their buses; please leadership."

@gaba_ye praised:

"And I love what the EFF is doing, allowing up-and-coming local artists to showcase their talents; that's lovely."

@Tshepo E Radebe commented:

"Respect my leadership Full stadium ️ on #Derby day, marching to the union building."

@Shaen shared:

"All talk. but no action, radical promises but nothing done."

Julius Malema's net worth

In a similar story, Briefly News reported about EFF’s Julius Malema about his lengthy experience in politics and his venture into the business world.

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SASSA Loans reported in August 2023 that Julius Malema's salary is R133,000 per month, about R1.6 million per year.

In addition, Julius Malema had reported holdings in various trusts.

Source: Briefly News

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Trisha Pillay (Weekend current affairs editor) Trisha Pillay is a Current Affairs writer at Briefly News. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours degree in International Politics from UNISA. She joined ENCA straight out of varsity and completed an internship at the channel. Pillay later went on to cover politics, crime, entertainment, and current affairs at the Citizen Newspaper. She joined Newzroom Afrika in 2019 and became a senior bulletin editor for shows focused on politics and current affairs on the channel. She joined Briefly News in 2023. You can contact her at trisha.pillay@briefly.co.za

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