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.

“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.”

“There is no life in poverty, so why would we be scared because we already have no life. We have seen death before and so we aren’t scared to defend this country with our lives because we know, we have two things to achieve: Victory or death.”

He said permanent infighting in the ANC was seeing it lurch from crisis to crisis.