South Africa radical leftist party draws huge crowd ahead of vote

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema during the EFF official local election manifesto launch at Soweto's Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg on April 30, 2016South Africa’s radical Economic Freedom Fighters party won a massive show of support as it targeted white privilege and the ruling African National Congress as it launched its local election manifesto Saturday. Around 40,000 people turned Orlando stadium in Soweto into a sea of red as supporters roared their approval of fiery EFF leader Julius Malema’s promises to seize white-owned land without compensation and nationalise the banks. The huge turnout was a shot across the bows of the ANC, which failed to fill a similar stadium during the launch of its own manifesto in the coastal city of East London two weeks ago.

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