In a recent address at a Ground Forces Forum event in Mbombela, EFF leader Julius Malema emphasized the importance of a clean election campaign, urging party members to uphold a dignified image. This call follows a viral video depicting EFF councillors in eThekwini engaging in altercations with council security guards.
Malema emphasized the need for EFF members to carry themselves as a government in waiting, discouraging any form of insult or violent language against candidates from other political parties. He particularly emphasized the avoidance of campaigning under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
During the event held in Mpumalanga, Malema issued a stern warning against acts of sabotage directed at other political parties in the lead-up to the 2024 national elections. He specifically instructed party members not to destroy or remove posters belonging to other political entities.
Malema’s stance was clear: “Fighters, we don’t remove posters of other political parties. Rather go put up your own posters. Rather remove EFF posters and put them back again if you’re bored. Don’t remove other people’s posters.”
This directive underscores Malema’s commitment to maintaining a respectful and disciplined election campaign, aligning with his vision for the EFF to be seen as a serious contender for governance.