The EFF says it wants to win municipal elections not just for itself, but also in honour of the late struggle icon, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who would have been turning 85 today.
The party expressed confidence that victory in many municipalities is achievable, saying the governing ANC was dying a 'natural death'.
Delivering the party's 2021 Local Government Elections manifesto at Ghandi Square in Johannesburg on Sunday, EFF leader Julius Malema said the desperate conditions of the majority of black South Africans necessitated an EFF government urgently.
"We stand here to make commitments that the local sphere of government is tasked with dealing with. EFF municipalities will not sit back and not do something about water and sanitation simply because they are the function of national government. No children will drown in pit latrines when the EFF is in charge," said Malema.
He said despite not being in government the party has already achieved a lot in many parts of the country.
He gave details of service delivery demands made by residents of various wards across the country which the party recorded over the week or so of campaigning.
"Our councilors across the country have successfully tabled many motions to the benefit of our people. We have fired mayors, we've fired municipal managers, corrupt directors and when we take over we are going to fire many others who are corrupt," Malema said to loud cheers.