WATCH: 'The ANC is led by clowns' - Malema


Johannesburg, 30 April 2016 - The Economic Freedom Fighters launched their local government election manifesto in Soweto on Saturday. It's the first time the party is contesting the municipal poll.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters is rounding off the 2016LocalElections manifesto launches, as they unveil theirs at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.

This comes after the ANC&39;s poorly-attended manifesto in Nelson Mandela Bay two weeks ago, and the DA following suit at the Rand Stadium in Gauteng a week later.


It&39;s the first time the party is contesting the municipal poll.

EFF leaders have been holding community meetings to drum up support for the event at Orlando Stadium.

For your full guide to the 2016 Municipal elections, click here.



In its first national elections in 2014, the EFF won more than a million votes.

The EFF secured 25 seats in Parliament, making it the third largest party in the National Assembly.

Party leader Julius Malema on Saturday has the privilege of addressing a capacity crowd at Orlando Stadium.


"In the EFF we don&39;t make promises, we make commitments," he told the roughly 35,000 strong crowd.

Malema says his party is still committed to the two cardinal pillars of its founding manifesto: The expropriation of land without compensation and the nationalisation of mines without compensation.

He says his party will change Parliament to reflect the people of South Africa. 


Malema says fighting poverty must be a priority.  

"Let our priorities not be mixed up; let’s get our priorities right. Let those who are rich be patient, and be pained by the suffering of our people. Why would you be angry that there’s no bicycle lane, when there are children who go to bed without food. Let us deliver first to the last man who’s standing in the queue waiting to put bread on the table."










On Tuesday this past week, the ANC laid a charge of treason against EFF leader Julius Malema at the Hillbrow police station, following a controversial TV interview in which Malema said his party was prepared take up arms against the government. 




Watch the gallery below for the EFF&39;s 2016LocalElections build up.



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