‘We are happy that we humbled the ANC’

Julius Malema says at just 3-years-old, he thinks the votes they have claimed so far are good enough.

FILE: EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

PRETORIA - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says he is happy his party has shaken up what he calls an arrogant African National Congress (ANC).

Malema says his party is highly motivated, and that he has never seen ANC officials as humble as they are today.

The EFF is holding a briefing at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) national results centre in Tshwane.

A jovial looking Malema started his address by thanking his supporters.

"We are humbled by the support received, and we also want to take this opportunity to thank our ground forces."

He says he is proud that his party has humbled the ruling party.

"We are happy that the EFF is the first organisation to humble the ANC - the most arrogant organisation."

In terms of the possibility of coalitions Malema says, "We have not been busy engaging with anyone and we are not going to do that. We are not going to talk to anyone."

Malema has made it clear that his party will not engage in any form of coalition with the ANC.

He says he is happy with how the red berets have performed in the local government elections and says his dream is to see the ANC completely lose power in South Africa.

The EFF leader says the EFF is willing to listen to other parties in terms of a coalition, but not the ruling party.

He says his party is only three years old, and he thinks the votes they have claimed so far are good enough.

Malema also thanked South Africans who invested their trust in the EFF.

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