Economic Freedom Fighters Commander in Chief Julius Malema graced Lephalale with his presence on Tuesday afternoon near Marapong Sports ground in the programme of action for community meetings.
Malema who was expected to be at ward 1 from 12:00 as part of EFF’s campaigning programme in the build- up for government elections to be held on the 3rd of August 2016 arrived just after 14:00 and moments later he threw a shade at the current leaders of the ruling party in Lephalale.
Malema said “The municipality builds quality roads in town for whites and poor quality ones for blacks in villages and locations, therefore compromising service directed at blacks. EFF is the only government that will restore the dignity of blacks. Instead of selling land, local municipality should partner with companies. They will then get dividends annually from companies operating around and subsidise the poor with that money”.
On the matter of RDP houses he said these days’ children do not grow in a family structure in proper arrangements as they see parents engaging in the elderly activities from the smaller houses they share. As a result a five roomed house is ideal under the EFF led government, with dining, kitchen, bathroom, two, bedrooms with running water and flushing toilets. He said this isn’t luxury but basic necessity.
“Many girls who come from poverty stricken households are ashamed to ask for sanitary towels when it’s their time of the month. Therefore they end up using things that could endanger their lives because they are embarrassed to ask for sanitary towels from neighbours. They need free sanitary towels. When people ask where I will get sanitary towel money from I tell them I will get it where condom money is acquired from”, said Malema.
Malema reiterated that many blacks didn’t realise that they deserve more, he said there should be a need to want anything that whites have, if whites don’t have it that means it’s not good quality. Before he could wrap up he said many are denied education because it is realised that an educated person will never be a slave and will know when he is oppressed.
“Power is ownership of the means of production, which, is owning the land and not fighting for ward and mayoral positions. By virtue of being born in a mineral resourced area members of that community must benefit”, said Malema.
Over and above he summed up his speech by saying the fact that there were many attendants in the afternoon of a working day is proof enough that there is a high unemployment rate in Lephalale.