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Verashni Pillay Speaks to Julius Malema About the EFF’s Financial State and Manifesto

An Inconvenient YouthThe Mail & Guardian‘s Verashni Pillay spoke to EFF leader Julius Malema about his party’s financial issues, its relationship with Numsa and the release of its manifesto. “You can afford a shack, you can afford a bread without a cold drink,” Malema says of the EFF’s financial state. “It’s not a hopeless situation.”

Malema discusses his recent tax issues, South Africa’s party funding model, Numsa and how the EFF’s manifesto “is the product of the consultation with the people.”

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has money on his mind – or, rather, the lack thereof. When they said it was cold outside the ANC they weren’t kidding.

These days, sans Breitling or bling, Malema must sing for his supper – by delivering speech after speech to put bread on his party’s table.

“Being poor doesn’t mean you can’t afford anything,” he said of EFF’s current financial status. “You can afford a shack, you can afford a bread without a cold drink.” He shrugs. “It’s not a hopeless situation.”

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