For all the EFF’s encouragement of President Cyril Ramaphosa during his maiden state of the nation address on Friday night, EFF leader Julius Malema pulled no punches in his assessment of the address, describing it essentially as fluff that the country wanted to hear. Speaking to eNCA after Sona‚ Malema said: “There is no plan. The man told us what we want to hear. He has announced a lot commissions‚ he has announced a lot of seminars‚ that’s the only thing that came out of his mouth. “Once a man says that‚ you must know he doesn’t know what he wants to do.” However‚ there were some points worth celebrating, Malema said: “We welcome the expropriation of land without compensation. We welcome the reducing [the size] of Cabinet. We have always said that the South African Cabinet is too big and it doesn’t add value to SA. “We welcome changes in SOEs‚ prosecution of criminals in his organisation. He must arrest his own colleagues because they are corrupt.” Malema encouraged Ramaphosa to ...

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