EFF slams Zuma-led ANC

Party leader Julius Malema says Zuma has turned the ruling party into the ‘African National Criminals’.

Julius Malema rallied in Kliptown in Soweto on Sunday ahead of the 2014 elections on 7 May. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - "The ANC died with Nelson Mandela" Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema told scores of his supporters at a rally in Kliptown in Soweto on Sunday.

Malema slated the Zuma-led ANC saying he has turned the ruling party into the "African National Criminals".

The party has laid a criminal charge against Zuma after the public protector found he improperly benefitted from security upgrades worth R200 million to his Nkandla home in KwaZulu-Natal.

Malema also accused the ANC in Soweto of torching an EFF tent in Thokoza on Saturday.

ANC DENIES ARSON ATTACK INVOLVEMENT

At the same time the ANC has distanced itself from an arson attack on a marquee belonging to the EFF.

The marquee, sound system and chairs were petrol bombed just hours before the party's Gauteng premier candidate Dali Mpofu could address a planned gathering on Saturday.

Police have confirmed a case of arson is being investigated.

The ANC's Jackson Mthembu has condemned the act and has called on authorities to arrest those involved.

"On this matter, we will deal with the EFF, whoever has committed this ghastly criminal act must be arrested. The book must be thrown at them. It doesn't matter if they are ANC members or not."