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Malema visits IEC operations centre

The EFF leader said his visit was to ensure the electoral body was ready for the 7 May polls.

EFF leader Julius Malema visits the IEC's results operation centre in Pretoria on 5 May. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

PRETORIA - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Monday visited the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)'s results operation centre in Pretoria.

Wearing his signature red EFF attire and accompanied by some supporters, the politician said his visit was to ensure the IEC was ready for Wednesday's elections.

Malema said his party is prepared to emerge victorious.

"We have done everything possible to ensure these elections become watershed elections."

Despite some hiccups with ballot papers being found lying around in some provinces, he believes the polls will be credible.

Malema on Sunday asked South Africans to give the EFF only five years to prove it could change the country for the better.

He was speaking at the party's final election rally at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria.

"It's not about the money, it's about the commitment - the political will. If you have an idea, for as long as you are committed to that idea, it doesn't matter whether you have money or not."

The former ANC Youth League leader said the EFF was the only party of the future that would not deviate from the ideals contained in the Freedom Charter.

Malema said if the EFF won the polls, it would prioritise nationalising all mineral resources, including land, banks and other industries.

He said his government would divert money from ministers' salaries to increase social grants.

The EFF head will also cut all benefits to ministers, including cars, credit cards and houses.