Malema tells crowd to be pre­pared

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - NEWS - SITHANDIWE VELAPHI

“COWARDS, drunk­ards and sissies” in the EFF must get out of the way for the party to be in gov­ern­ment next year, EFF leader Julius Malema said at the party’s 5th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions at Sisa Dukashe Sta­dium in Mdantsane yes­ter­day.

Malema, speak­ing to an over­flow­ing and ju­bi­lant crowd, lashed out at whom he called “sell-outs and nyaope smok­ers” in the EFF, say­ing they were planted to desta­bilise the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“Do not pre­tend to be with us if you are planted to desta­bilise this or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“Those who were planted to sow di­vi­sions in this or­gan­i­sa­tion have been re­moved. They are no longer smok­ing nyaope but whoonga,” Malema said.

He sent a stern warn­ing to univer­sity stu­dents study­ing un­der free ed­u­ca­tion to grad­u­ate and stop be­ing “per­ma­nent res­i­dents” in the uni­ver­si­ties.

“You must learn and pass be­cause fail­ing is the same as waste­ful ex­pen­di­ture and we do not want it.

“Stop drink­ing al­co­hol at uni­ver­si­ties, be­cause we want ed­u­cated peo­ple to take the EFF and this coun­try for­ward,” said Malema.

He said the peo­ple cam­paign­ing for the EFF must po­si­tion them­selves as sol­diers.

“We are go­ing to war next year and we do not want cowards and sissies. If you are not reg­is­tered to vote and cam­paign for EFF, you are a cow­ard and we do not want you. We want fear­less fight­ers,” Malema said.

He as­sured party en­thu­si­asts that the EFF was the “gov­ern­ment in wait­ing”.

“No mat­ter the re­sults

(of the elec­tion next year), coali­tion or not, EFF is go­ing to be in gov­ern­ment next year. We want you as mu­nic­i­pal man­agers, heads of departments and di­rec­tors­gen­eral to start pre­par­ing your­selves for gov­ern­ment po­si­tions,” Malema said.

He said the ANC “died in Qunu” with Nel­son Man­dela.

“The ANC of Man­dela will never steal money from the poor.”

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, who at­tended the an­niver­sary, con­grat­u­lated EFF and said they will con­tinue to work to­gether to­wards re­mov­ing what he calls “thieves”.

The an­niver­sary cake, in Malema’s words, was do­nated to Mdantsane’s Vukuhambe Spe­cial School for the Dis­abled.

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