Zenani Mandela-Dlamini cuts a cake with Julius Malema at the launch of the EFF’s local government election manifesto alongside Floyd Shivambu, Veronica Mente and Omphile Maotwe | Picture: Twitter

During the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) manifesto launch on Sunday, leader Julius Malema did not hold back in emphasising the party’s capabilities of picking up the slack of what he called the current “incapable” local government. 

“Our manifesto is based on many observations that we have made about the state of local government in South Africa,” Malema said to a sea of red supporters at Ghandi Square in Johannesburg.