- EFF leader Julius Malema has said that the ANC will use load shedding to physically steal votes when the lights are out
- He accused the ruling party of implementing load shedding as a strategy to tamper with ballot papers
- Eskom has given up on trying to end load shedding and are focusing on minimising its impact on the economy
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EAST LONDON - Julius Malema told scores of people in Mdantsane township, East London, that the ANC use strategically implementing rolling blackouts to steal the local elections.
He believes that the ruling party will use the blackouts to steal votes when the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) starts counting the ballots.
Malema justified his claims by using other African countries such as Uganda as an example where elections are not free and fair and vote tampering is common.
He warned party members to not let the ballot boxes out of their sight when the lights went out according to the Mail & Guardian.
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Load shedding here to stay
Eskom has given up trying to end load shedding and are now focussing on minimising its impact on the economy.
The poor utility is battling to get ahead of the issues that plague its infrastructure with poor maintenance being the number one culprit for outages according to The Citizen.
Available energy has also declined to 65%, the parastatal's target is 70%.
In order to solve these problems, the company needs time and money, two things that are in short supply.
"Cars and houses for votes": EFF gains support from AbaThembu King after promise of a Mercedes Benz
Earlier, Briefly News reported that AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has shown support for the Economic Freedom Fighters and has encouraged supporters to vote for the Red Berets in the upcoming municipal elections.
The AmaThembu King addressed supporters at an EFF rally over the weekend in Mthatha, Eastern Cape and even shared that the political organisation promised to purchase him a luxury car.
“These wine farms, they are ours": Malema promises to expropriate Stellenbosch wine farms
Briefly News previously reported that EFF leader Julius Malema's determination to take over all municipalities in South Africa led him to Kayamnandi in Stellenbosch, Western Cape to canvas for votes.
The Western Cape is has been run by the Democratic Alliance for a number of years and Malema is aware that winning the municipality would be difficult since the DA won with a majority of 78% in 2016.
He told his supporters at an EFF rally on Thursday that he would be happy if the party got at least five more votes at the municipal elections on 1 November, according to TimesLIVE.
Malema told supporters that he plans to change Stellenbosch from a racist town. He said that he planned to make Stellenbosch a better place for all people living in it, whether white, Indian, black or coloured.
Source: Briefly News