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Malema praises #OccupyLuthuliHouse campaigners

Malema though said he thinks their efforts are futile because the ANC has already lost its moral compass.

EFF leader Julius Malema and party members address the media in Braamfontein. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has encouraged the #OccupyLuthuliHouse African National Congress (ANC) members to continue calling out the ANC on its flaws but says he thinks their efforts are futile because the party has already lost its moral compass.

Malema was speaking at a media briefing yesterday following a meeting by the party's central command team at the weekend.

Malema says the EFF will recall proportional representative councillors who received less than 100 votes in favour of ward councillors.

He says the aim is to reward members who work tirelessly for the organisation.

Malema singled out ministers Lindiwe Zulu and Bathabile Dlamini for what he calls their unprofessional behaviour at the elections results centre, during the #RememberKhwezi protest.

"Bathabile Dlamini and Lindiwe Zulu who ganged up to beat another minister. If you doubted that there was a problem of legitimacy just look at the conduct of all the ministers."

Malema commended those who took part in the Occupy Luthuli House initiative yesterday and says it will not be an easy journey for them but they shouldn't be discouraged.

"We're not going to sleep until Zuma is removed. We try everything, every opportunity we get to try and remove Zuma. So we welcome those who are joining the struggle to remove this criminal."

Malema also refuted claims by the ANC Youth League that EFF national chairperson Dali Mpofu is behind the occupy Luthuli House protest.