The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said that South Africa’s older generation has become compliant with the “rampant” corruption engulfing the country just as the 1976 elders were with the brutality of the apartheid government.
He said this while addressing thousands of EFF members and supporters that packed the Boipatong Stadium on Friday.
Malema was delivering a speech during the party’s Youth Day June 16 celebration in Boipatong at Emfuleni Local Municipality under Sedibeng District.
“Our parents are folding their arms just like the 1976 parents. When we talk they say we are being disrespectful. If the 1976 youth had listened to their parents we wouldn’t be here today. Once you feel aggrieved stand up and take a stand as inspired by the 1976 youth‚” Malema said.
He said that South Africans were too comfortable with corruption and injustices because they kept voting for the same people.
“There is a lot of money in government. Municipalities have money but instead of delivering services they are looting it just like their father [a veiled reference to Zuma]. They are rotten to the core. The power is in your hands‚ let us not be comfortable with corruption. When we say to people Zuma took our money to Dubai‚ they do not want to listen‚” Malema said.