The much aniticpated Manifesto Launch, delivered by EFF leader Julius Malema got the some 18 000 in attendance fired up. Addresses some of the biggest issues reagarding land, jobs, corruption, among other things.
Here are some of Malema’s most notable quotes of the day:
1. Angelo Agrizzi’s role in corrupt dealings he has unveiled
Agrizzi must also be arrested. He is not our friend. He is a thief and a racist, but just because he is racist does not mean we should not listen to him. Agrizzi must continue revealing those who benefitted in corrupt dealings.
2. ANC leaders also involved in Bosasa corruption scandal
That thief called [Jacob] Zuma must be arrested and taken to jail. Thereafter we’re going to go to [Gwede] Mantashe. Thereafter we will go for Nomvula Mokonyane, who was eating stolen frozen chicken. We are going for them one by one.
3. Kicking out Jacob Zuma
I am whispering to you, Zuma, wherever you are, those soldiers are going to turn their guns against you… leave office before the soldiers turn against you. The army is EFF.
4. NPA leader, Samila Batohi
I have got no trust in the newly appointed head of the NPA. She is very close to Pravin Gordhan. She is close to the group associated with Pravin Gordhan. She was appointed to protect the crimes of Pravin Gordhan.
5. Basic necessitys a must
As long as there’s no white person going to an outside toilet, there isn’t supposed to be a black person who goes to the toilet outside… It must be inside the house [and] it must flush. It is not a luxury, it’s a basic necessity…. There is no dignity when the toilet is outside.
6. Promises on housing
We want to give you big houses with a kitchen, dining [area], lounge, a flushing toilet, [and] two bed rooms for children and their parents…
7. Free education for all
Our education is going to be free and compulsory. Compulsory means that you’re going to go to school by force. Whether you like it or not, you will go to school. If we find you in the streets of Soshanguve during school hours, tsotsi [thug] what do you want in the streets during school hours? We will put you in a van because education is free.
Africans are suffering everywhere. When they come back home you still make them suffer, why? What did these Africans do to you? Let’s protect one another, let us be one thing. Let us love our continent, let us fight for our continent. Let Africa one day realise its own freedom.
9. Fair wages, and minimum wage
This thing of people working, yet they are not earning anything. They’ve got nothing to take home. More than 70% of them their cards are with loan sharks. Their ID’s are with the loan sharks. We need those IDs because you must go and vote.
Ramaphosa’s minimum wage, we don’t want it. We want a minimum wage but not R3,500, we want money. The money must go in the pockets of our people.
10. Land appropriation without compensation
Land must not only be available to the white minority. [Yet] We are not chasing the whites away. We are saying you have too much land… Don’t go away. We want you here in SA. We will learn from you and you will learn from us, but 80% of the land belongs to us.