We will not sell you out - Malema

The EFF leader says the party won’t let supporters down and will ensure those deployed to government deliver.

Leader, Julius Malema arriving at an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) rally. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has told party supporters he will not let them down and will ensure that those deployed to government deliver.

Malema addressed hundreds of people at the Innesfree Park in Sandton on Saturday, where the party celebrated its recent success in the 2014 general election.

The party, which is less than a year old, was placed third in the election, securing 6.35 percent of the vote.

There was a jovial atmosphere at Innesfree Park on Saturday afternoon, as the EFF celebrated its election result.

Malema told the crowd, "We will not sell you out. We would have killed for you and we are ready to die for you. We will be buried amongst you because you are our people."

The EFF's Thank You rally was attended by thousands of party faithfuls, who were bussed in from all over Gauteng.

Party members vowed to work even harder now that the EFF is in parliament.

At the same time Malema says members sent to parliament will have to sign a contract stating they will not litigate against the party, should they be removed from their positions.

He says EFF Members of Parliament (MPs) will have a12 month period to prove themselves and if certain targets are not achieved, they will be removed.

"If I can't deliver I must be recalled. I must not take the organisation to court because they know that those positions are EFF positions and not their positions."

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Meanwhile, the party's Western Cape convenor believes that for the first time ever the poor will have a voice in the Provincial Legislature.

Forty-two members from four political parties are set to take up their newly won seats in the Legislature on Wednesday this week.

One of them is the EFF's Nazier Paulsen, who is the only person representing his party there.

Paulsen says he is excited and will put the interests of the poor first.

"There are serious service delivery problems in the Western Cape that have to be addressed if we want to have a society that is more equal."