The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema has cautioned the ruling party to quit toying with South African lives, as he blamed the ANC for the death of the party’s supporters who were killed in a bus crash while returning from the ANC manifesto launch in Port Elizabeth (PE).
The leader who was addressing communities in Soweto ahead of EFF’s manifesto launch, sent his condolences to the families and the ANC in Ekurhuleni. But pointed out that the bus crash tragedy could’ve been avoided.
“Our sympathy is with families and the leadership of Ekurhuleni. We are with them, but it is an accident which could have been avoided by refusing to take people as far as Ekurhuleni to PE. Stop playing with people’s lives,” he warned.
He described the ANC manifesto launch as ‘nonsense’, and argued that ANC arranged for supporters to come from afar to fill up the stadium as the manifesto wasn’t attended by the people in PE.
“People in Port Elizabeth didn’t go to that nonsense, they (ANC) had to take people with buses from Zululand and Mafikeng.
You take people from Mafikeng to a rally in PE. It is an acceptance of defeat. If you take people to PE, you don’t have support. That is why people died in that bus,” Malema stated.
Juju said his party would never endanger the lives for South Africans as such.
“If we can’t fill the stadium, there is no problem. We are not going to risk the lives of people just to fill up the stadium. We will speak to those who are there.
In all our rallies, there is no bus that traveled more than 200 kms. We might not be strong in numbers but we are strong in quality,” he added.