ANC President Jacob Zuma votes in his home area in the Republic of South Africa. He will be the new leader of Africa's largest economy., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Oct 29 2013 8:27AM
Zuma criticises EFF: report
New Age, South Africa
ANC president Jacob Zuma launched a thinly veiled attack against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Eastern Cape at the weekend, the DispatchOnline reported on Tuesday.
"Some say they are fighting for economic freedom. Who is oppressing them economically? Who do they want economic freedom from?
“It is only the ANC that brought South Africa freedom. When it was time to fight, it was us who died for freedom. We were arrested and went to Robben Island and we are the only party that will change our people's situation in South Africa,” Zuma said.
He was speaking to about 500 people at the Mdantsane's Nonzwakazi Primary School before delivering the Organisation of African Unity/African Union anniversary lecture in East London in his capacity as ruling party leader.
Zuma told residents not to waste their votes on opposition parties, saying this would be as futile as “throwing your vote in the ocean”.
“There will be many who will come and say nothing has changed since 1994. They will criticise the ANC and yet they have not done one thing for you and will never do anything because they are not in government.”
The EFF was created by former African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema after being expelled from the ruling party.