975 2014/02/23 EFF leader Julius Malema, addresses EFF follower at Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa, during the manifesto launch. Picture: Nicholas Thabo Tau

Johannesburg - Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema will be the party's presidential candidate in the May 7 general elections, the party said on Monday.

The top 10 candidates on the EFF list are:

* Malema;

* Mpho Ramakatsa;

* Leigh-Ann Mathys;

* Floyd Shivambu;

* Hlengiwe Hlophe;

* Godrich Gardee;

* Magdalene Moonsamy;

* Mbuyiseno Ndlozi;

* Teboho Mokwele; and

* Andile Mngxitama.

Provincial premier candidates were also announced.

Lawyer Dali Mpofu was named the EFF's Gauteng premier candidate.

All nine candidates were formerly members of the African National Congress.

Malema told reporters in Johannesburg that members of the Socialist Party of Azania (Sopa) and the Black Consciousness Party (BCP) would not stand independently.

“...their candidates shall be part of the EFF candidates' list who hold dual membership...” Malema said. - Sapa