While some politicians blame the apartheid era for systematic challenges in some parts of the country, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema claims the African National Congress (ANC) has dragged democracy into disrepute.
On Thursday, Malema addressed members at the party’s two-day electoral workshop in Boksburg, where he outlined plans for the 2024 national elections.
Last week, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu came under fire for attributing the Marshalltown fire catastrophe to apartheid spatial planning.
More than 70 people were killed after a fire ripped through a run-down, five-story building in the Johannesburg CBD.
Malema stated that the ministers and the ANC have had 30 years to address the inner-city housing crisis.
“The so-called liberators proved unpreparedness when a building burns in the City of Johannesburg, a building that they have allowed to collapse, degenerate and succumb to hijacking and they turn around and blame apartheid and foreign nationals.”
Malema went on to say that South Africans owe the ruling party no loyalty in the next elections.
“We owe them nothing! We don’t owe them anything! We have actually honoured them by electing them in 1994. For 30 years we have been thanking them and 30 years is enough.”