Winning the hearts of the poor masses with his charge for the restoration of the dignity of the poor and disadvantaged, EFF leader has once again charged the party supporters not to be contempt with what the ruling ANC has provided them since the post Apartheid era.
Malema, who was on a campaign trip to the Northern Cape in preparation for the forth coming local election, told thousands of his supporters that it was unacceptable to provide residents with substandard housing and services.
“How can you build a house without a flushing toilet after 1994,” he asked.
“Where is dignity without a flushing toilet? If there is no dignity, there is no freedom” he said.
The party came up with a central theme for its campaign in Northern Cape and it witnessed a crowd of some 5 000 jubilant supporters gathering at the Pick n Pay traffic circle in Galeshewe.
We recall that Malema told supporters at an election rally in Newcastle over the weekend, to fight for their right to land because according to him, white people have no claim to land in South Africa because they brought no land with them when they colonized the tip of the continent.
He now turns to the supporters in Northern Cape and told them of the need for access to water and electricity, saying that the unemployed should have free access while the poor must pay lower rates.
He further promised to create jobs to lessen the already heightened unemployment rate in the country.
Malema said this citing the export of rough diamonds from the province as a major contributing factor towards unemployment in the Northern Cape.
“Black people must be confident,” he emphasized. They must reclaim the land and give whites a portion only if they first return it to us.
“No whites came here with a bag of land, but now they make us celebrate a big hole.
“We want the diamonds and not the hole. London is the biggest diamond exporter but has no mines.
“In Kimberley, there are jobs for the mining, polishing and cutting of diamonds.
“London does not take cut and polished diamonds.
“They are creating jobs by taking the raw material from us to be processed.” Malema said.
Hinting further on the basic needs of the mases, Malema promised not to abandon the people like the ANC has done in the past years, He promised to cause drastic changes in the health and education departments.
The EFF commander-in-chief also condemned the lack of access to hygiene products, saying this has a detrimental impact on pupils’ academic performance by lowering their sense of self-worth.
“Why can we give free condoms but not free sanitary towels?
“Twenty-two years into our democracy, children are still forced to use newspaper.
“There should not be a single day where a girl should feel ashamed of being black.
“Being black is something that we should celebrate. Black is beautiful.
“White men walk like they own the land because they have the wealth, land and are confident.”
Julius Malema, took a tour of various regions of the province and will be visiting Kuruman on Tuesday afternoon where he is scheduled to meet with local traditional leaders at 2pm followed by a public meeting in Mothibistad at 4pm.
He will also be conducting door-to-door visits, meet the candidates and hold a public meeting in Rosedale, Upington, on Wednesday.