ITS’ SUPER 8 as the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) celebrated its eighth anniversary.
The hashtag #EFFTurns8 dominated the top spot on Monday as fighters and its well-wishers, celebrated the movement’s inroads in SA’s politics.
So far, it is the country’s third biggest political party with at least 44 Members of Parliament in the National Assembly following the 2019 national elections.
The opposition party held its virtual 8th celebrations on Monday.
Wasting no time, its President Sello Julius Malema said issues of Phoenix racial tension, his political future and allegations that party deputy president Floyd Shivambu’s name was in the CR17 bank statements that the party is trying to have unsealed through court processes, were paramount.
The EFF leader was confident that the allegations against his deputy were false, and said Shivambu was the one who called for the party to take the matter to the Constitutional Court.
“Someone came to me during the week and said our deputy president is in the CR17 documents. We want to say to them, our deputy president is not in the CR17 documents but as a matter of principle, whether he’s there or not, we want those documents unsealed. And our deputy president himself wants those documents unsealed,” he said.
“When I was doubtful of appealing this matter to the Constitutional Court I thought it would be a waste of time; it is the deputy president of the EFF who led the charge and demanded that this matter must be taken to the Constitutional Court. Majority of the officials of the EFF and leaders of the EFF have insisted that this matter must go to the Constitutional Court.”
On a lighter note various parties wished the EFF well on their 8th anniversary, so did well known figures such as Dr Tumi, Tbo Touch, DJ Fresh, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Babalwa Mneno and controversial Dudu Zuma-Sambudla, daughter to former Pres JG Zuma.
Image (Party time. EFFs leader Julius Malema and Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi).