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‘We didn’t vote DA, we just didn’t vote ANC’ — 6 fiery quotes from Malema’s Siyabonga rally address

10 January 2022 - 12:30
EFF leader Julius Malema spoke to supporters during the party's rally at Durban People's Park.
EFF leader Julius Malema spoke to supporters during the party's rally at Durban People's Park.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu

The EFF did not vote for the DA for coalition governments, but rather against the ANC, leader Julius Malema said on Saturday.

Speaking at his party’s Siyabonga rally in Durban, Malema said the EFF had achieved its mandate to collapse the ruling party in last year’s local government elections that saw the ANC vote dip below 50% nationally and the ruling party lose key metros to the DA in Gauteng.

Malema said the EFF could either vote for the ANC and thrust it back to power or vote against it to teach the ruling party a lesson.

Here are six fiery quotes from his address: 

We are not enemies with the ANC and IFP

“The ANC is not our enemy. It is our political competitor. The IFP is not our enemy. It is our political competitor. The DA is our enemy because these thieves stole our land and economy. They will never be our friends until they bring back our land.”

EFF coalitions with DA

“We did not vote for the DA, we just did not vote for the ANC. We said as long as the ANC does not come back. Why? We want to teach them a lesson. They are black like us. Why are they treating us as if they don’t know our problems?”

Ramaphosa uses Covid-19 to cling to power 

“[President Cyril] Ramaphosa uses Covid-19 to hold on to power because he knows he can’t go to [Moses] Mabhida stadium. If he goes to the stadium, the people of KwaZulu-Natal will teach him a lesson. He wants VIPs who are regulated when they enter the stadium. We move freely.”

Reopen stadiums

“We need our supporters in the stadiums so we can re-entertain society. We want our people to be entertained again. We are unemployed. We don’t have money to go to school. Entertainment can create a lot of jobs. A lot of people have lost jobs because of unreasonable lockdown regulations.”

eThekwini ANC hates black people 

“[eThekwini mayor Mxolisi] Kaunda hates black people. That is why when our people were killed in Phoenix, he only went to Indian communities but he never went to African communities.”

The land bill

“We tabled a motion to expropriate land without compensation. The ANC hijacked our motion, changed it and spoke about nil compensation. We don’t want to compensate. They made us fools. They said no compensation on land that is environmentally risky. What do we do with land that is risky?”


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