‘EFF plans to eliminate tender system’

Malema says the African National Congress has failed to deliver on its promises given over 20 years ago.

EFF leader Julius Malema addressing the ‎Diepsloot‬ community ahead of the party's manifesto launch. Picture: Economic Freedom Fighters Facebook page.

JOHANNEBSURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has told residents living in Ebony Park that one of the things the party plans to do is to eliminate the tendering system in order to see more job creation.

Malema is visiting various comminutes today, including Diepsloot and Kaalfontein, ahead of the EFF's manifesto launch at Orlando Stadium next weekend.

The red beret leader has been urged by community members to start a union for workplaces where they can directly address the oppression faced by workers.

Among the many issues spoken about, the residents told Malema they were struggling with housing as some earned too little to afford a bond but did not qualify for RDP housing.

Malema said the African National Congress has failed to deliver on its promises given over 20 years ago.

"We are all equal. There is no longer a special place for white people in South Africa; we are all equal."

Malema said Ebony Park residents they deserve better services and facilities and should vote for the party.

He added that the residents deserve an opportunity to rise above their poverty.

"They've instilled in us a mentality of inferiority. We think very low of ourselves even when we are given peanuts, we think it's something, you don't deserve peanuts."