The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are hell-bent on winning the elections next year.
Speaking to the media after the party’s 20th Central Command Team (CCT) meeting on Sunday, 27 August, EFF leader Julius Malema stated that they do not care what other parties think of them.
“We are entering this election season with the aim of outright victory, and that is why we are not bothered by right wing coalitions and attempts of the ruling party to determine the contents of their exit from power. We are and remain the future of South Africa,” he said.
The CCT was held in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, on the 25th and 26th of August.
Malema stated that the gathering heard thorough information on the organization’s programmes and operations as part of commemorating and marking its ten years of existence as a political formation at the vanguard of the struggle for economic freedom in our lifetime.
“The CCT engaged in these critical matters taking into cognizance the fact that in South Africa, State institutions are being abused in protection of one individual, a compromised head of state who is also a money launderer. We reject with contempt, the South African Reserve Bank’s cover-up of the Phala Phala crimes and unlawful smuggling and usage of foreign currencies,” he said.
He stated that they will seek judicial review of the South African Reserve Bank report on Phala Phala dollars since there appears to be an attempt to cover up crimes done in South Africa.
Malema also said that the ANC administration had normalised power outages in the same way that it has accepted the collapse of fundamental infrastructure.
He mentioned potholes on our roads, broken windows in municipal buildings, and the general deterioration of public places.
He accused the ruling party of the “mutilation of Eskom with the sole purpose of privatising electricity generation in favour of the greedy domestic and global capitalist interests and demands.”
Malema stated that the CCT welcomes BRICS expansion and that the West’s imperialist dominance of the world must end.
He expressed delight that the EFF was having an impact on government.
Malema stated that the recent Zimbabwean elections were not free and fair.
“But the EFF welcomes the fact that there was an absence of violence as an improvement, as elections in Zimbabwe are ordinarily characterised by violence,” he said.