Julius Malema: ANC voter's minds have been 'arrested'

By Doug Mattushek - 18 June 2019Views : 532

EFF leader Julius Malema said on Sunday that the minds of South Africans who voted the ANC into power were "arrested".

Malema, spoke at a Youth Day event at Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape, the party leader said his party's supporters needed to free the minds of black people.

"They come to you during elections, with 55.5 % unemployed young people, give you food parcels and you are so happy. They give you blankets, you are happy. Why? You think more is coming after the elections," said Malema.

He also added that while the ANC voters were not bewitched, he believes their minds were "arrested". Malema said that the struggle was to liberate the mind.

Malema also questioned the type of people, those who voted for the ANC were: "What type of people are you to elect people who have created such huge unemployment among young people?".

He added that the ANC use scare tactics by saying that if they voted for the EFF, they would take away social grants and the voters believed them because there minds were not "liberated".

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He mentioned that Bauntu Holomisa's USM had failed to retain control of the King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality, in Mthatha, which it had wonin the mid-2000s, because voters did not believe in the party's policies.

Malema, said that whilst they might not take power, the EFF should be happy with every vote they get, as it means they were liberating minds "one by one". He called for his party's supporters to celebrate them.

The EFF party leader also said that there were still problems like a lack of toilets and clinics in the Eastern Cape. Saying that only black people could understand such a struggle because it was their lived experiences.

Adding that despite white people's sympathies with that pain, they wouldn't understand and only black people knew that pain.