Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says it is crucial for young people to put all their efforts into their current undertakings as these will have a significant impact on the country’s future.
He was speaking at the party’s Youth Day Rally at the Motlosana stadium in Klerksdorp in the North West. Malema highlighted the high cost of living in South Africa and encouraged youth to fight against poverty and work towards changing the economy so that people can live better lives.
“ You must pick up the spear and continue to fight. Don’t be scared, you have nothing to lose but the chains of poverty. Petrol is very expensive and everything goes up because, bread that you eat and the bed that you sleep on have to be transported. Everything relies on petrol. It’s very expensive. On top of that they have added VAT. On top of all that we have a minimum wage of R3500. There is nothing you can do with R3500. Life is expensive and it needs us to change the economy and put in the hands of everybody.”