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Vänsterpopulister on the rise in South africa's elections

– the ANC is shaking in Gauteng. The ANC is shaking in Limpopo. The ANC is shaking in Natal. You have shaken them all over the country! EFF's leader Julius M

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Vänsterpopulister on the rise in South africa's elections

– the ANC is shaking in Gauteng. The ANC is shaking in Limpopo. The ANC is shaking in Natal. You have shaken them all over the country!

EFF's leader Julius Malema takes to the floor in front of a packed arena in the district of Orlando in the Johannesburg suburb of Soweto. Throughout the Orlando Stadium, normally home to the popular football team, the Pirates, is draped in red. In the stands, it is crowded – 40 000 supporters dressed in red t-shirts and red berets.

The revolutionary color selection was given when Julius Malema formed his party, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in June 2013, ago he the year before been thrown out of the ruling party, the ANC. He was the leader of the ANC youth league but sharp verbal attacks on both party colleagues that the white south africans in general became too much for the ANC leadership that ruled out the colourful politician.

Vänsterpopulistiska Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, are expected to be the only one of the established parties going forward in this year's elections in south Africa. Party leader Julius Malema held on the Sunday of his last kampanjmöte in Soweto. Photo: Erik Esbjörnsson

It is only one year old party got 6.4 per cent of the votes, and before this year's election, which takes place on Wednesday, tracks the world of Apps, the EFF will get 9.5 per cent, an increase of nearly 50 per cent of the own share of the voting rights.

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According to the same measurement is expected to ANC back from 62.2% to 56.9% and the traditional opposition military Democratic Alliance (DA) looks to move towards a katastrofval on the Ipsos figure of 15 per cent. The DA got 22% in the latest parliamentary elections.

" We are proud of you warriors! No one thought that we would shake the racist DA in the Western Cape, " says Julius Malema from the scene.

Vänsterpopulistiska Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, are expected to be the only one of the established parties going forward in this year's elections in south Africa. Party leader Julius Malema held on the Sunday of his last kampanjmöte in Soweto. Photo: Erik Esbjörnsson

where the colored mayor Patricia de Lille have been expelled from his party after having refused to hearken to the internal avgångskraven. Many black and colored south africans take the fraction as the revenue for the white guard within the DA is not ready to release until a politician of another ethnicity, even if they in recent years have worked hard to find more ickevita representative of these is the new parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane a prime example.

We still have economic apartheid in south Africa. Political freedom without economic freedom is meaningless

If the DA is seen as economically conservative is the EFF the exact opposite. The foundation of the Malemas vänsterpopulism is a radical redistribution of the resources in a faster pace and primarily he speaks of the country he wants to take back from the white minority without compensation. In addition, he promises far and wide to deliver more jobs and a free education – a message that finds resonance in the younger generation of voters that he has become a spokesperson for.

Vänsterpopulistiska Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, are expected to be the only one of the established parties going forward in this year's elections in south Africa. Photo: Erik Esbjörnsson

in south Africa. Political freedom without economic freedom is meaningless, " says Malema and the crowd cheering.

Julius Malemas grandmother, who raised him after his mother's early death, died on Saturday in his hometown of Seshego outside Polokwane. The arena held a minute's silence for her. Malema said that the grandmother had wanted to, he continued the campaign.

" She left me in good hands, with EFF supporters. I'm not an orphan.

The big question is how Malema will finance the reforms he promises, in particular, that the confiscation of land without compensation to the landowners learn scare away international investors from an already wounded economy.

" By getting rid of corruption. Corruption eats up the whole budget in a day, " says 22-year-old student Kegomoditswe Moatshe sitting in the first row behind the stage.

22-year-old student Kegomoditswe Moatshe voting this year for the first time – on the EFF. Photo: Erik Esbjörnsson

and she belongs to the so-called Born Free generation, who were born after the introduction and never experienced the time under apartheid.

"For me it has never been about any other party than the EFF, I went directly to them," she says.

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