As the EFF prepares for local elections, Julius Malema, the party’s leader, has released a commitment-filled electoral manifesto. The EFF promised free education, transportation for schoolchildren, residences, water, and power, among other things.
The Red Berets’ CIC also stated that they will construct RDP houses in Sandton.
“We’re going to offer you land next to town because that’s where the economy is,” he explained.
He stated that the EFF will select land in Sandton and construct RDP houses to foster mixed human settlement.
“There can’t be a location for the wealthy and another for the destitute. Because you belong together, we need to bring you together.”
The EFF’s election manifesto was delivered at the newly opened Winnie Mandela House in Joburg’s CBD yesterday (Sunday).
Thousands of EFF members flocked to Gandhi Square to hear their party’s manifesto read aloud and to commemorate Mama Winne Madikizela Mandela’s birthday.
“Our councillors will provide quarterly reports on the number of people who use free services. We will not wait five years; every three months, a councillor should report on how many impoverished persons he or she has registered or ensure that they receive free water and electricity. He stated that if Eskom refuses to provide people with free electricity, they will take their struggle to the Constitutional Court.
Malema stated that youngsters from impoverished homes will be automatically eligible for municipal bursaries and will not be have to apply.
He stated that the municipality must go to the Department of Education and request the names of the EFF Municipality’s matriculants in order to provide bursaries to them.
Malema stated that they will seek to enact a property wealth tax in order to subsidize electricity. He explained that this would mean that individuals with larger homes, yards, and property would be liable to this levy.
“We’re going to tax them, including myself; because I live in Sandton, I have to pay wealth tax to help the poor; it’s the only feasible way we can share the country’s wealth.”
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