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Malema: Sharpeville residents only see ANC on Human Rights Day

EFF leader Julius Malema has criticised the ANC for only attending commemorations in Sharpeville during Human Rights Day and not assisting residents by providing basic services in the area.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema addresses hundreds of members and supporters who gathered near the Dlomo Dam in Sharpeville on 21 March 2019 at the 25th commemoration of Human Rights Day. Picture: @EFFSouthAfrica/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has criticised the African National Congress (ANC) for only attending commemorations in Sharpeville during Human Rights Day and not assisting residents by providing basic services in the area.

Malema said that the public holiday is an opportunity for the country to celebrate the real heroes of South Africa who fought for democracy and freedom.

He made the remarks on Thursday at the party's commemoration rally near the Dlomo Dam in Sharpeville.

Julius Malema said that it was the founder of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) and the man who led thousands in 1960 to burn their pass books, Robert Sobukwe, who should have been the president of the country.

He said that it was only the PAC that led the battle against apartheid from the front.

Malema said that the real history of Sharpeville has not been told.

He said that he sympathises with the people of Sharpeville who only see the ruling party during this time and not when they need help.

WATCH: What Malema, Maimane & Ramaphosa had to say on Human Rights Day

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