Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says his party will prioritise quality education and housing if elected into power.
Malema was on a campaign trail in Protea Glen and Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg.
Malema has emphasised that quality education is also central to his party’s vision for service delivery.
Malema has promised to roll out quality education for all starting from primary school.
“Black children are disadvantaged due to a lack of quality education,” says Malema.
On the issue of shelter, he has made a commitment that his party will build better houses.
Meanwhile, the EFF’s Limpopo Chair Mike Mathebe has re-joined the African National Congress (ANC).
He was one of five EFF members of the provincial legislature.
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says, “We would like to welcome back to the ANC, Mike Mathebe. He was the leader of the EFF in the legislature and in the province. We welcome him back to the ANC because that is where he belongs.”
The EFF was both scathing and sarcastic about Mathebe’s exit.
The EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says, “The whole of this year, we have only ever seen Mike Mathebe at the Orlando stadium when we were launching the manifesto of the EFF. That is the first time we saw him this year and that was the last time. We have heard on Thursday that he was somewhere feeling cold and therefore needed something warm and went to wear a yellow t-shirt to keep himself warm.”
The EFF’s final rally will be held at Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.
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