Hundreds attend Malema party launch

HARARE - Hundreds of people gathered in Marikana, North West yesterday for the launch of Julius Malema’s EFF party.

People wearing red berets and T-shirts braved scorching heat as they waited for Malema to arrive.

The crowd was kept entertained by artistes singing and dancing.

Among the songs were “if you touch Malema you will see trouble”, referring to President Jacob Zuma.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) received its registration certificate from the Independent Electoral Commission on Monday last week.

On Saturday, eight cattle were slaughtered ahead of a ceremony at the hill at the Nkaneng informal settlement where police shot dead 34 people, many of them striking miners in August last year.

According to its constitution, the EFF is a radical, left-wing, anti-capitalist, and anti-imperialist movement.

The party claims it provides clear and cogent alternatives to post-colonial economic systems, which in many countries had kept the oppressed under colonial domination.

The party advocates the expropriation of South Africa’s land without compensation, and the nationalisation of mines, banks, and other strategic sectors of the economy.

Malema told the launch that the land of South Africa belongs to the landless.

“This is your land. You (the landless) do not have to pay for the land. It has been already paid by the sweat of your fathers,” he said at the launch of his political party.

He said white South Africans were still refusing to hand over the land they inherited through theft.

Comments (24)

hecho chotsva .they run away to SA now they are being chased away there they must pack their bags and go back to their roots .Africa for Africans we are behind you Malema .You are a real man above all former presidents [purperts]

zimbabwean - 14 October 2013

Hapana zviripo apa makumbo enyoka.

Kachembere kekwaChivi - 14 October 2013

Firstly learn to spell and then have a coherent and logical thought pattern you ignoramus!

Sabi - 14 October 2013

Some pple they can think the launching of EFF has nothing to offer to the community , bt the truth oppositition party is the voice and eye of of the community , which puts the ruling party under pressure to deliver the services to all corners of the country . The EFF is going to be a threat to ANC in some of the province like Limpopo , wr Malema comes from bt in KZN its a no go area . Come nxt year EFF we win some of the seats in the house .

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 14 October 2013

Yes my good friend from Mberengwa....tell them...Juju is here to stay whether they like him or not. Already, he is a threat to the ANC...Hope you watched his launch in Marikana.....Its a party for the poor South African....RSA has one of the worst ever slums in Africa........hence the launch

Clemence Tashaya - 14 October 2013

For a party that aspires to dethrone the dominant ANC, renegade Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters party is dead on arrival. The EFF are a one-agenda and one- item party. It is clear that most South Africans will not vote for a party that has a limited national outlook. The choice of the RED has its party color, is a self-curse as it will bring misfortune on itself as this was also the color of the doomed MDC-T led by the confused Tsvangirai. For both the EFF and the MDC- T RED spells political death for them. MALEMA IS A YOUNG AND IMMATURE POLITICAL ADVENTURER WHO IS OUT FOR EXCITEMENT. LOOK AT THE RIDICULOUS RED BERETS AND TEE -SHIRTS, THE DANCING, WHAT WASTED ENERGY.

Robison Nyundo (THE HAMMER)) - 14 October 2013

I feel very sorry for south Africans if Malema get to power his policies are one of the policies ever seen in this world he dont have direction

Gondebwe - 14 October 2013

Yaa the opposition is supporse to win qcos Malema is jagged up like our president here in Zimbabwe viva Malema

Gibson Sakupwanya - 14 October 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_1xjvTpB2I ndo HUNREDS HERE. THOUSANDS

VIVA MALEMA - 14 October 2013

Comrades, the reality is that Africa despite the so called independence from imperialists still remains choked by capitalist ideologies supported by the west. If you think Malema will bite dust,then wait and see. people are no longer interested in bread and butter issues. gone is the time when african politics was centred on stomach politics. people now want a future ownership of the means of production. This is a wake up call to the so called labour movements. they should just join the bandwagon or loose relevance.

Mwana Wevhu - 15 October 2013

Hundreds, meaning they were less than a thousand!?

tomasi tohwi - 15 October 2013

The problem of Malema is that he is just over exited that at leats some people support him but given the right place Malema's policies are the onces that have made Zimbos flood SA in search of better living condition and if implemented will be the last nail in to SA at leats better Economy. Mind you most of the people employed in SA farms incude Zimbos and imagine what will happen to Zimbabwe zvimwe supotayi muchitarisisa kuti zvirikuenda kupi.

Simba Masimba - 15 October 2013

Some one thinks 40% of the nation cannot be employers, yet employment creation can mean providing work for one to a thousand employees and giving a wage to the person(s). If 40% of the population provides some employment of some sort, there remains 60% to provide the labour with surplus manpower needs sourced beyond the border. Its unfortunate that some people will always want to label anyone who differs with their opinion a C10 operative but again bolstering the thought htat they think blacks cant do anything without white input. This whatever Maqawe fellow surprises me indeed. Back to the Malema issue, he seems to have a stone to grind with Zuma but is justified to call for land redistribution. I hope this Maqawe is not going to call me a C10 for pointing that blacks also want land to farm and settle on as much as he believes 40% of our people cant be employment creators.

top heavy - 15 October 2013

Yes Malema might be very flawed and even misguided but the issues he raises are the ones that the ANC has been sweeping under the carpet for years. South Africans especially the youth are suffering, and a people under seige (systematic economic exclusion) will always seek a saviour - and Malema has conveniently appointed himself to be that saviour. If Zuma continues to focus on appeasing the whites and neglecting the growing swell of discontent about economic empowerment of blacks, then hate or love it Malema will seize root in the South African political arena.

Zugi - 15 October 2013

Pamberi naMalema Africa for Africans

TENDAI - 15 October 2013

I think Malema is right. The South African government has failed the majority of the people. All they need to do is grab the land in a more organised manner. Remember the Zimbabwean scenario was necessitated by circumstances on the ground at that particular time. These whites will never negotiate to release l;and to blacks, so drastic measures are sometimes necessary if you are to attain your objectives. Go on Malema.

upon--upon - 16 October 2013

I think Malema is right. The South African government has failed the majority of the people. All they need to do is grab the land in a more organised manner. Remember the Zimbabwean scenario was necessitated by circumstances on the ground at that particular time. These whites will never negotiate to release l;and to blacks, so drastic measures are sometimes necessary if you are to attain your objectives. Go on Malema.

upon--upon - 16 October 2013

DUBULI BHUNU.

machiavelli - 17 October 2013

Glad I shot my 20 before I left

Ian Smith - 19 October 2013

Poor policies, Malema wants to create high unemployment in this African giant country.

Madhla - 22 October 2013

MUGABEISM TAKING ITS INSPIRATING COURSE

MABALEKA - 25 October 2013

kuonesa chete Malema wacho pachezvake dzungu richiri rakawandisa anomhanyisa. Wanofanira kubenefiter wacho zvakawabatawo futi handisati ndawona rudzi runenungo semasouth Africans wanhu wanotengesa imba yaapihwa mahara odzokazve pawaiting least. For Malema to win he must sell his ideas not to point fingers to anyone that much pple could buy

taipei - 27 October 2013

Malema is right,ladies and gentleman RSA economy is strong but its in the hands of a few whites and others while the majority of RSA are landless and are in poverty,and knowing southafricans dont underestimate EEF PARTY,they are also powerful and influantial people supporting from behind the scenes,wait and see,it may not be in two years but Malema is definately coming in as president of RSA one fo these days.

DENZEL - 28 October 2013

This newly born party should not be despised. This is how todays biggest parties came to be what they are today. If he has the support surely its going to be something in SA.

Marlvin - 7 November 2013

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.