Warren Mabona
1 minute read
5 Apr 2014
6:15 am

Stay out of courts and serve – Mpofu

Warren Mabona

Top advocate Dali Mpofu yesterday said it was more important for him to serve the people at political level than through court cases.

Advocate Dali Mpofu. File Picture: Alaister Russell

Mpofu, who is Gauteng premier candidate for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), said he would still decide on whether to relinquish his legal practices or continue representing the miners in the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in the post-election period.

“With legal justice you can help a few people at a time, whereas at a political level, you can serve millions of people with economic justice,” Mpofu said.

“Remember, I was not voted in to work in Marikana and anyone else can take over. But here I have been voted in and this is the bigger way of helping the people.”

Mpofu said his leadership prowess would yield good results for Gauteng. The people of the province may expect a servant leader from him.

“A good leader cannot judge himself. You must be judged by the people – but I will make sure all the MECs spend a specific time in living areas on the ground, rather than sitting in the offices.”

Mpofu is expected to battle it out against DA’s national spokesperson Mmusi Maimane and the ANC’s unnamed candidate over the control of the province at the up-coming polls.

Addressing a media briefing earlier, Mpofu said the EFF would from today put its election campaign into full swing. The organisation was confident of winning Gauteng.

“For us to make an impact nationally, we need to win this pro-vince. Ours is not about money, but a sheer determination of our people to be free.”

According to Mpofu, the EFF’s main electoral objectives in Gau-teng included job creation, eradication of shacks and economic growth.

EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to officially unveil Mpofu as the party’s Gauteng premier candidate at a rally in Klipspruit, Soweto, tomorrow.