Agence France-PresseJuly 27, 2013 14:04
Populist politician Julius Malema launched South Africa's newest party Saturday to take on the ruling African National Congress, whose youth wing he once headed, in polls next year.
Malema's leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) held its first general assembly in Soweto, the Johannesburg township which was a hotbed of resistance against white minority rule.
"We are in the opposition" Malema told journalists.
The party will push for land to be expropriated without compensation and nationalisation of mines, a cornerstone of Africa's largest economy, he said.