EFF will teach ANC how to take care of poor - Malema

Rustenburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will build houses for the widows of the slain Marikana miners, party leader Julius Malema said on Saturday.

"We are going to deliver. We want to teach the ANC government how to take care of poor of the poorer," he said to the applause of the 12 000 strong crowd.

He said the EFF would also pay school fees and buy uniform for their children.

"We are a caring organisation," he said.

He was speaking at the second year anniversary of the Marikana tragedy held in Wonderkop.

A total of 44 people were killed in the strike-related unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Rustenburg in August 2012.

Thirty-four people, mostly striking mineworkers, were shot dead in a clash with police, over 70 were wounded, and over 250 arrested on 16 August 2012.

Ten other people, including two policemen and two security officers were killed in the preceding week.

Malema accused the ANC-led government of killing defenceless mineworkers.

"They took away bread winners. We want a government that brings bread winners not that [takes] them away."

He said the widows and families have an experience of living without bread winners.

"It is more painful for the families this year than the first year. It has kicked in now that their bread winners are no more," he said.

Mike Heyns 2014-08-16 03:49:35 PM
Yip, he surely would be able to. In stead of giving them KFC? Rather give them clothing gift vouchers!!
Made-In SA 2014-08-16 03:52:07 PM
Did you notice the way there is not a squeak from Malema or the EFF with regards to Number One's reply to Nkandla?
Mike Heyns 2014-08-16 03:53:00 PM
And this is said by someone who only wears "Vrottone" shoes!
Richard 2014-08-16 03:53:58 PM
Is this before or after he pays his own lifestyle. He can give this for Marikana but what about the millions and millions of other people. Can he pay that to and if not then there is something very wrong with the whole idea.
Khuliso Mutsha 2014-08-16 03:54:37 PM
ANC can not solve all the problems that everyone is facing, if Juluarse can do his bit that will be great, I think lessons will go to other opposition parties like DA, IFP and so on.
konfab 2014-08-16 03:55:16 PM
Richard Lemmer 2014-08-16 03:56:45 PM
He better go on a diet ..... He will need all the money to deliver on his BS promises ..... Can people be so ignorant to believe this AH !
September Mphikeleli 2014-08-16 03:56:51 PM
Teach them Juju build those houses we declared this day as a public holiday asijiki
Schalk Johannes Brand 2014-08-16 03:59:08 PM
Jip by making the whole country poor
Chappie Abrams 2014-08-16 03:59:55 PM
Idi , Idi ......is that you ?