Malema calls for ANC to own up for its failures

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema accused a number of ANC heavyweights of being corrupt.

housands of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members have gathered at the Olympia Stadium in Rustenburg to celebrate the party's second birthday. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says the African National Congress must take responsibility for its failures and stop blaming everyone else.

He was addressing thousands of party members in Rustenburg at the EFF's second anniversary celebration.

Thousands of the party's members gathered at the Olympia Stadium in Rustenburg to celebrate its birthday.

Malema took a swipe at several ANC leaders including President Jacob Zuma his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa and South African Communist Party leader Blade Nzimande.

Malema accused a number of ANC heavyweights of being corrupt.

"They must stop blaming apartheid for simple things like lack of planning and corruption that is failing state owned companies like Eskom."

LISTEN: Malema talks about the party's second birthday.

The EFF leader has called for Ramaphosa to "rot in jail".

Malema says the deputy president and Zuma are stealing from the poor.

"I can never be out of order for telling the truth. Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa are criminals."

He also lashed out at those who are voting for the ANC despite knowing what the party is doing to them.

Malema says the only way the ruling party will stop being arrogant is when the eff takes over and leads municipalities.