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Malema: Zuma must be disappointed

EFF leader Julius Malema says the EFF has no plans to shut down South Africa’s private sector.

Julius Malema says President Jacob Zuma must be “disappointed” that he’s running his own political party and not “selling loose cigarettes”.

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters ( EFF) leader Julius Malema says President Jacob Zuma must be "disappointed" that he's running his own political party and not "selling loose cigarettes".

Malema answered questions in an interview on Talk Radio 702 earlier on Thursday about his party's controversial policies which include nationalising mines and expropriating land without compensation.

The former ANC Youth League leader says the EFF has no plans to shut down South Africa's private sector but wants the state to have a majority stake in the major industries.

Malema also made devastating confessions about the SABC, saying its bulletins were routinely changed by politicians.

"There was a person who was supposed to be appointed and this person was imposed on us by the Guptas. We said, no we can't get a name from the Guptas as to who must be the CEO of the SABC."

Malema had no kind words for Zuma.

"That was Zuma's intention, he wanted to see me selling loose cigarettes. He's disappointed wherever he is."

Meanwhile, in the Northern Cape Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille said the party's main focus was to tackle South Africa's unemployment rate.

Zille also addressed a Workers' Day rally in Kimberley this afternoon.

She said South Africans could not celebrate Workers' Day while 7 million of their countrymen were currently unemployed.

"Unemployment is our key focus in this election because unemployment and poverty are South Africa's biggest problems and all of the DA's policies are focused on addressing those issues."