Durban - Economic Freedom Fighters’ supporters needed to put aside their emotions and think about the state of the South African economy, particularly Eskom, Julius Malema said on Monday.
“It is time to think now, it is time to put emotions aside,” said Malema.
He was addressing a large crowd outside the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court on Monday following a brief appearance on charges of contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act. The case was postponed.
“If you are working for Eskom, the ANC is going to retrench you. If you are working for SAA, the ANC is going to retrench you. The ANC wants to sell state-owned companies to private companies, and once they sell them, private companies are going to retrench you.”
The governing party had shown through its handling of the Eskom crisis that it thought black people working at the institution were “lazy”, he said.