File photo: Alfred Motsi. Picture: Itumeleng English

Mahikeng - The North West belongs to the Economic Freedom Fighters, the party's provincial chairman Alfred Motsi said on Saturday.

“It is your responsibility to remove corrupt people,” he told supporters at the EFF's provincial manifesto launch at the Montshioa Stadium near Mahikeng.

“For how long should we postpone the suffering of our people? Can we postpone hunger?”

Motsi said the EFF had to win 65 percent of the vote in North West in the May 7 elections.

“We want to implement our policies. We cannot be an opposition. It is your responsibility to ensure that we achieve our goal. Let us surprise them,” he said.

Motsi said municipalities in the province could not deliver services to residents and some like Rustenburg were broke to the extent that they could not pay municipal workers.

“Rustenburg went out to borrow money from business people to pay its workers. The money will last until the end of April,” he said. - Sapa