EFF leader Julius Malema says he is not aiming to be president of South Africa, but is focusing on his party becoming the government by 2019.
The party was open to working with any party who represents clean governance, anyone who wants to restore the dignity of black people , but would reject those who wanted to bring white dominance through the back door .
When asked whether the EFF policies would turn South Africa into an economic basket case with ratings agencies already breathing down the country’s neck, Malema said South Africa was at a point where alternative policies could be introduced.
We need to go to the court and stretch that constitutional clause, Malema replied, adding that the court should issue a declaratory order over whether compensation is necessary.
He wants the EFF to become the government, just not under his leadership.
“I don’t have ambition to become a president, I have an ambition of making the EFF the government of South Africa,” he said in an interview with Al Jazeera on Sunday night.
“I am not in this thing for myself.”
According to Malema’s math, the 6% his party got in the 2014 elections should increase to a point where the EFF is a serious contender in 2019… he’s obviously not paid that much attention to the Cope ‘fairytale’.
“We want to take this country by 2019,” he told Jonah Hull. ”And if we don’t take this country by 2019 we must be an official opposition with a clear direction of taking over power. Because we said, from the beginning, we are government in waiting.”
He added that the EFF is open to collaborating with any other political party “who represents clean governance, anyone who wants to restore the dignity of black people”, but not those who intend to bring back white dominance “through the back door”.
“We want a party that is ready to empower a black nation.”
Malema was then asked whether his party’s – insane – policies would turn SA into an economic “basket case,” but he simply said that SA is ready for alternative policies.
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