On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of Luyolo people gathered at the Luyolo sports field.
People of all ages came out in large numbers to show support for Malema, dancing and chanting.
Employability, service delivery, and alcohol and drug addiction are the top concerns for inhabitants of this town nestled behind the hills of Stellenbosch. Also on the rise is the number of teenage pregnancies.
There is a common perception among them that they are a neglected group that has never gotten the bare necessities from the government.
Zukisa Xegwana, a resident of Kayamandi, feels that the EFF would bring about positive change in the town, particularly in the areas of service delivery and development.
"The EFF will bring black people back together," said the leader of the movement. I'm talking about people of all races and ethnicities, including Indians. A sense of belonging and employment are required in our society. The DA has divided us rather than uniting us in order to bring about change in our communities," Xegwana stated.
Melikhaya Xego, chairman of the EFF in the Western Cape, said the large turnout was indicative of the high levels of unemployment in Kayamandi. This past week, Paulnita Marais, an official of the party, was dispatched to the West Coast. The minister stated that she discovered that there was no safe area for children to play, that teenage pregnancy was on the rise, and that drug and alcohol abuse was widespread.
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