G NICOLSON & T LEKGOWA SOUTH AFRICA 14 OCTOBER 2013 01:17
Around 15,000 people gathered in Marikana on Sunday for the official national launch of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters. Malema was at his best, weaving insults to his former ANC comrades with humour and calls for a radical transformation of the economy. He has visited the Marikana community many times after last year’s massacre and now hopes to reap the political benefits: the party announced it would first target North West in its quest to rule the country. By THAPELO LEKGOWA & GREG NICOLSON.