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ANC not a contestant in Western Cape election race – Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema is flanked by supporters as he arrived in Cape Town today (subs: Fri) for his first visit to the Western Cape since leaving the ANC. He said he was looking forward to the challenge of winning the province from the DA. Photo: Nombulelo Damba/WCN

EFF leader Julius Malema is flanked by supporters as he arrived for his first visit to the Western Cape today since leaving the ANC. Photo: Nombulelo Damba/WCN

17.01.2013

The election race for the Western Cape will be between the EFF and the DA, predicted EFF leader Julius Malema during a visit to Cape Town yesterday, despite only about 30 supporters attending his arrival at the Cape Town International Airport today.

The small group ululated and sang as Malema held a press conference upon arrival of his first visit to Cape Town since having left the ANC.

He said he was in the Western Cape to strengthen support for his party in order to win the province in the upcoming elections.

“We want to defeat the Democratic Allience, EFF is going to win this province in the 2014 National elections,” announced Malema.

“EFF wants to rescue the people of the Western Cape from the DA which has been dividing them. We are here as EFF to unite the people, since the DA has divided them by the coloure of their skins.”

Malema announced plans to meet with the taxi industry, farm workers and the fishing sector during a two-day visit.

“I had a report that there are farmer workers who are continuously exploited by farm owners who are failing to meet some of the commitments made during that time of the strike. These are the issues that need to be brought forward… We want people who can work, not the ones we have in parliament that are being led by newspapers, always when they ask a question they refer to headlines.”

He said the ANC was a spent force in the province and he was looking forward to the challenge of winning the province from DA. However, he said the DA government had “done a good job” of taking the Western Cape from the ANC in 2009.

Referring the ANC provincial chairperson Marius Fransman and provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile, Malema said leaders must lead by example not spend half of their day at Cubana – a restaurant in Newlands – drinking.

“Helen Zille has done a good job but now we’re after her, the EFF is going to win the province. “This must be clear, we are not in the competition with the ANC because it is no more, it’s only Zuma and Gwede and some of the politicians. There’s only two bulls here in the Western Cape, it’s DA and EFF, and we’re going to win this province.” — Nombulelo Damba

 

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