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LIVE BLOG: Julius Malema: Schools should not reopen

The EFF Invited the media to a virtual press conference to be addressed by the leader Julius Malema.

WATCH LIVE: EFF Virtual Press Conference

Malema says the children will take the coronavirus home and infect elder people.

"The story that children will be safe inside the school..."

People don’t know that the organization of Mazzotti is the one taking government to court not BAT. The BAT exists in Namibia and all over the world. - Malema

"When people want to enter the cigarette debate they say 'ai ai ai! It's Mazitti's people!'" Malema says.

"Scientifically it has been proven that trauma units are overburdened by alcohol abuse. It cannot be correct that you uplift alcohol sales and ban cigarette sales." 

Malema says the banning of tobacco (cigarettes) should be accompanied by scientific research or else...

"We take this opportunity once again to commend the Cuban Government for helping the world to fight the CORONA virus pandemic. The Cuban Government has sent Medical Practitioners not only to South Africa but to many countries," He said. 

The EFF leader says they are coming for companies that claimed UIF monies, but not didn't pay workers and workplaces without compliance to health and safety standards.

"Regulations that prevent evictions during lockdown must be extended for a further 12 months. We call on municipalities to abide by the law and regulations, and not act as if they are above the law by conducting illegal evictions." Malema says.

Malema said the SANDF report is nonsensical. "We'll continue to support the [Collins] Khosa family."

"If there is any importation that should happen during this period, it must be importation of manufacturing and industrial machinery to produce for ourselves and the continent." The EFF leader said.

"We demand that banks cease from repossessing cars and properties."

Malema predicts that the unemployment rate will go above 50%. 

Malema says he welcomes 

The audio from the watch live stream isn't great, but we're doing what we can...

The EFF leader has started. He says the party will go to court to fight for the vulnerable.  

Malema has expressed on social media that allowing people to congregate at churches under level 3 is a mistake and "will end in tears."

Malema is expected to address the nation about the COVID-19 level 3 lockdown regulations

Hello and welcome to EWN's blog about EFF leader Julius Malema's address to South Africa.