Once again, the controversial leader of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema has launched a ferocious attack on President Jacob Zuma.
This time, he called him a blesser considering the fact that he uses public resources to fund the luxurious life of his four wives.
The opposition party leader visited Umjindi‚ Barberton in Mpumalanga on Wednesday as part of his campaign across the country in preparation for the August 3 local government elections.
“Zuma‚ our president has become a blesser (someone who uses his wealth to shower women with gifts) he is blessing his wives. We can’t have a president who is a blesser‚” said Malema.
He lamented that the people of Umjindi had to live in poverty while their president spent over R8 million on cars for his wives.
Malema scorned the president further by adding that the children in the future would urinate on Zuma’s grave when he dies.
He made a promise to the residents to bring an end to the corruption that has eaten deep into the province‚ once his party is given the chance in power. Referring to Ehlanzeni regional chairman Michael “Ngrayi” Ngwenya and Mpumalanga Premier David “DD” Mabuza of the African national Congress ANC, Malema said:
“We come here not to ask for 10 years (to lead the country)‚ we only want five years‚ you will see Mbombela will never be the same again. Ngrayi and DD’s corruption will stop‚” he said.
Ngwenya and Mabuza who is said to be a member of the “Premier League” are accused of playing favouritism by only giving tenders to their friends‚ much to the frustration of other communities in the province.
The “Premier League” is an influential faction of premiers consisting of Supra Mahumapelo from the North West‚ the Free State’s Ace Magashule and Mabuza.
Malema implored the thousands gathered to vote for change which involves voting out the ANC which has not been doing anything for them.
“Stop lying to yourselves and claiming easy victories … change your vote if you want to see change‚” he declared.
Prior to addressing the people of Nkomazi outside Nelspruit‚ the police had allegedly wounded an EFF member during an open fire.
However, there was calmness on the field where the people gathered to listen to Malema.