Speaking on Monday afternoon at the Vaal University of Technology in Gauteng, EFF leader Julius Malema was in full campaigning mode ahead of students’ representative council (SRC) elections on the campus.

He denied that it was even necessary for him to campaign, though, because EFF members in the SRC had already proven what they could do through their track record.

“The DA says you vote for us because of alcohol – because that is white people think of us … that we are only good for alcohol and sex. When they say this they mean you are black and you cannot think,” he began. “They say the EFF thrives on the back of illiterate youth but you cannot find illiterate youth in institutions of higher learning. You can only find young intelligentsia.”

“Do not vote for a sinking ship. Vote for the EFF because we want to make this place a better place and demonstrate through VUT that even an institution that is made of black students can be excellent.