[Sowetan Live]

Black South Africans are still poor while the country celebrates 20 years of democracy in 2014, EFF leader Julius Malema said on Saturday.

“Twenty years later, blacks are still not free,” he said.

“Twenty years later, black people are still trapped in squalor, unsafe and unhealthy conditions.”

Malema was addressing thousands of Economic Freedom Fighters supporters at the Mehlareng stadium in Tembisa during the party’s manifesto launch.

He was welcomed to the stage with singing and dancing.

Malema told supporters that the majority of blacks were still landless and hopeless.

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