By Ngwako Modjadji , 23 April 2014
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has launched another scathing attack on the ANC and SA Communist Party (SACP).
This time he labelled the ANC and SACP as “reckless” for saying “do it for Nelson Mandela” and vote ANC.
He said both parties are saying “do it for Mandela” because they are ashamed to say “do it for” President Jacob Zuma – and both parties knew that by saying “do it for” Zuma, they would be dragging Mandela’s name in the mud.
Speaking in Braamfontein yesterday, Malema said: “Mandela’s family is still in mourning. The ANC and SACP must let Mandela sleep in peace.”
He accused the ANC of betraying Mandela’s legacy, saying his legacy was not about using state resources to build cattle kraals, marrying people every year, and corruption.
“We are not betraying what Mandela stood for,” he said.
“When he compromised at Codesa it was for tactical reasons.”
Malema also accused the ANC of violently removing the EFF’s posters.
“The ANC has made it its business to follow the EFF everywhere to provoke and disrupt its meetings,” he said.
Malema said EFF is going to farm with Afrikaner farmers when it comes into power after the general elections
“We will take the land, give them a portion and give the rest to black farmers,” he said.
“The process to nationalise land will be democratic.
“We will pass the necessary law.”
He said Afrikaner farmers stand to benefit from the programme of the nationalisation of the land and that is why white people were joining the EFF.
“Afrikaner farmers actually realise the EFF is going to protect their agricultural industry by stopping imports from other countries,” he said.
Malema refuted reports that the EFF was planning a coalition with the DA.
The EFF is expected to hold another “mother of all rallies” at Lucas Moripe stadium in Attridgeville, Pretoria on May 4.