Why we love Malema: EFF supporters speak

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Economic Freedom Fighters' leader Julius Malema addresses miners who marched on South African government buildings in Pretoria, on September 12, 2013, protesting a lack of state funding for survivors of shootings at the Marikana mine where 44 people died.

Editor&39;s update: The EFF has launched it&39;s election manifesto. Click here to watch party leader Julius Malema&39;s address to the nation.

SESHEGO – Economic Freedom Fighters supporters will be watching the party’s manifesto launch with keen interest this weekend.

Jobs were top of mind for a group of EFF supporters in Seshego, Julius Malema’s home township, who spoke to eNCA.com.

The group of friends spend their days eking out a living selling meat from a tshisa-nyama in the township.

The roads in the township are dusty and potholed, and the group say service delivery is poor. 

“Some people don’t have a electricity, water, a well place to stay. They are staying in shacks but the government said it will provide houses but they don’t do what they promised us," said Tshepiso Jansen. 

"If we can go around Seshego you can see that a lot of persons are struggling," 

Jansen, Karabo Nare, Mandla Nkosi, Simon Nare, Ntsara Mahlape and Lawrence Kgobe often make just enough money to buy bread and a shared lunch of spicey chips on most days.

On other days they have enough for cigarettes and beers, to help de-stress. 

They believe EFF leader Julius Malema will create jobs in his home province of Limpopo, or at the very least create another Nkandla in the township to benefit locals.

Watch the full interview above.

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