SOUTH AFRICAN OPPOSITION PARTY LEADER VOWS TO JAIL PRESIDENT ZUMA IF VOTED INTO POWER | Tunisia News Gazette

SOUTH AFRICAN OPPOSITION PARTY LEADER VOWS TO JAIL PRESIDENT ZUMA IF VOTED INTO POWER

Julius Malema, leader of the South African opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters, has undertaken to immediately arrest President Jacob Zuma if his party is ever voted into power.

Addressing students at the University of Venda in Limpopo Province over the weekend, Malema said the fact that Zuma had agreed to repay money for non-security upgrades to his private resident at Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal Province amounted to an admission of guilt to corruption.

Malema started his election campaign for next month’s local government polls at Musina and Nzhelele in Limpopo’s Vhembe district where he took many swipes at Zuma and his administration.

He said since Zuma agreed to pay some portion of money spent on Nkandla, the next step for the EFF now would be to force law enforcement agencies to arrest him.

“After he pays, we will then take him to Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria. He will stay with (convicted paralympian) Oscar Pistorius and after that we will convert Nkandla into a college education (centre) so that our children can receive education from there because it was built out of our money, so we can do anything we want with it.”

Malema said lack of political leadership was hindering the country’s ability to compete economically with other African countries. “Now we are number three, overtaken by Egypt- which does not even have a proper government but is economically better,” he added.

“We claim to have stabilised the institution of democracy, which does not lead to job creation and economic growth. Investors do not have confidence in us. Why there is no leadership? Zuma does not have a plan; the ANC (ruling African National Congress) does not have a plan. The plan of the ANC is Zuma. Zuma does not have a plan for South Africa.”

Malema said that if voted into power, the EFF would provide free education. He urged students not to compete with one another about the expensive dress labels they wear but with education, diplomas and degrees they acquire at institutions of higher learning.

The leader of the EFF went on to say that free education was a promise of the Freedom Charter which the ANC had failed to implement.

“They are now promoting drugs and alcohol abuse by not offering you free education because when you are placed out of school the only option you have is to go to alcohol and drug abuse. Under the EFF government, the doors of learning will be open for all, drugs will not be easily accessible so that when you are bored there is no any other option, you must go to school because schools must be fashionable.”

Malema is optimistic that the EFF will take over the Thulamela Local Municipality after the August elections. He says they will bring quality councillors who are humble and accountable to residents. He has promised to provide consistent clean drinking water and 24-hour health services in the Vhembe district.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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