EFF promises to scrap BEE

The EFF wants all jobs to be made permanent and institute a R4,500 per month minimum salary.

The EFF launched its election manifesto in Tembisa on Gauteng’s East Rand on Saturday 22 February 2014. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says when the party gets into government it will scrap Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and assure Affirmative Action is firmly implemented.

The party launched its election manifesto in Tembisa on Gauteng's East Rand on Saturday afternoon.

It stressed the importance that the profits made through the country's mines and strategic sectors must benefit the masses.

Leader Julius Malema says only a few people benefited from BEE.

"We must deliberately bring you to the level of your fellow white counterparts. If there's a white person asking for this job and a black person for the same job, as long as you've got the same qualification, a black person shall get the job."

The EFF wants all jobs to be made permanent and a R4,500 per month minimum salary instituted.

Malema says 20 years into democracy the black majority is still trapped in landlessness, homelessness and hopelessness.

He insists that when the party is elected into government, it will restore the dignity of the black people who are still being marginalised with no economic freedom.

"Whether you are white or black, you must all be paid the same salary. Whether you are Pedi, Xhosa or Zulu, we shall all be treated the same."

The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) also held its election festival in the same township where Gauteng's ANC chairman Paul Mashatile said the ANC will never be defeated by another political party.

Mashatile told supporters at an ANC Youth League election festival that the ANC won't be threatened by parties born yesterday.

He urged young people to mobilise fellow residents and go vote for the African National Congress.