The Economic Freedom Fighters is on Sunday launching its local government elections manifesto at Gandhi Square in Johannesburg.
The EFF unveils the Winnie Madikizela Mandela House to supporters.
With his address finished, we await the unveiling of the EFF's new premises.
This is the weapon that will take us to victory: Malema on EFF manifesto
The ANC has sold out the people of South Africa - Malema
Malema says all EFF councillors must (among others):
- attend municipal meetings
- be available by phone 24 hours a day
- always carry the EFF constitution
- wear workers' red regalia at official gatherings
- be available for organisational development to address service delivery issues
- further their studies
- not accept money for thier work
- not get involved in hiring
- not demand sex in exchange for assisting people
- not demand money in exchange for assisting people
- not abuse of women or children
- not abuse alcohol or drugs
- not have a job outside of municipality without written permission
- report all wrongdoing
The EFF will build a studio for local artists to use - Malema
Malema says transport for school children will be free.
Malema announces new Property Wealth Tax:
There will never be pit toilets under EFF - Malema
Our manifesto focuses on the seven non-negotiable pillars for economic freedom - Malema
Our manifesto is based on many observations we've made on local government in SA - Malema
All the people from SA will appreciate that our movement is not a paper tiger but a roaring tiger with determination - Malema
The launch of the manifesto is significant because it's with this that the EFF will take over many municipalities: Malema
In Johannesburg, William Nicol Drive will be renamed after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Malema wishes happy birthday in memory of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Despite the damage caused by coronavirus, the EFF continues to fight for the rights of all people: Malema
EFF leader Julius Malema takes to the stage.
EFF's Floyd Shivambu and others take to the stage to build excitement among supporters that have turned out in their numbers.
Crowds cheer as Dali Mpofu takes to the stage.
EFF leader Julius Malema has arrived on stage to song and dance.
A little humour on Twitter:
As we await the manifesto launch, the number of supporters at Ghandi Square continues to swell.
UPDATE: EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to give his address at 12pm and not 10am.
There's some uncertainty over whether the launch begins at 10am or 11am. Stay tuned:
WATCH LIVE: EFF launches its 2021 elections manifesto
Eyewitness News is at Ghandi Square and captured some of the spirit there:
EFF supporters continue to arrive in Johannesburg ahead of today's manifesto launch.
EFF leader Julius Malema said on Friday that the party would not regulate the number of supporters who wanted to attend its manifesto launch as it did not want to offend them.
Media are being accredited ahead of the launch at 10am:
The Economic Freedom Fighters will be launching its manifesto on Sunday. The stage is set, the speeches are ready and the red flags are already flying high at Gandhi Square in Johannesburg. Here's how the party's preparations have been going...