Gauteng – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and senior members of his party have attended a church service in Khutsong, on the West Rand, on Sunday to pray for the country’s youth. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, got proceedings underway with a song and dance “When praises go up, blessings come down”.
Julius Malema said he was visiting the church to thank them for their prayers. He said: We came back to this church to say thank you when it was not fashionable to receive us. The Bishop opened the doors and welcomed us. Julius Malema said: We survive because of the prayers of an old woman, who comes from the poorest of the poor. They pray for you because they see you someone who can lead South Africa. He also spoke about the plight of workers, women, and gender violence. He also spoke about the role of the church in society.
He thanked the congregation for welcoming the EFF and requested prayers for the party. He said: “People respond to the church and people listen to the church. That’s why the church was there during the struggle. There is no amount of justification you can give for the killing of women.” He concluded by saying the EFF would build the congregation a church and set a target of doing it in 2 years’ time.