Malema- 'our base is no to corruption'

National Freedom Fighters (EFF) held its first representatives meeting at the Constitutional Hill, Braamfontein today.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss policy documents strategy and elect representatives from all 9 provinces.

Led by both expelled ANCYL President Julius Malema and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, EFF claims its no secret that an absolute majority of all those who have responded are saying that Economic Freedom Fighters should be a radical, Left, and anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist Movement with an internationalist outlook that should contest elections in South Africa.    

“The meeting is a result of the clarion call we made on the 11th of June 2013 that all Economic Freedom Fighters should stand up to answer the question of WHAT IS TO BE DONE?”

“Because Economic Freedom Fighters is led by organic and democratic revolutionary foot soldiers, Volunteers and Organisers, we took a decision that a decision to found a political Movement that will contest elections cannot and should not be taken by few individuals in a haphazard way,” read the media statement.

The new political party claims that it will contest elections, agree on the Constitution, the Colours, logo, and adopt a founding Manifesto, which will be the core of the politics and programmes of EFF towards the 2014 general elections.

Membership forms, the website, paraphernalia and physical addresses of Economic Freedom Fighters will be unleashed and announced immediately after the National Assembly on WHAT IS TO BE DONE National Assembly conference to be held in Soweto on July 26 and 27.

Draft Policy documents and perspectives towards the NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON WHAT IS TO BE DONE will be made public after the National Policy Dialogue, which will happen on the 19th of July 2013.

The key non-negotiable pillars for economic freedom in our lifetime reads as follows:

 Expropriation of South Africa’s land without compensation for equal redistribution; nationalisation of mines, banks, and other strategic sectors of the economy, without compensation; building State and government capacity, which will lead to abolishment of Tenders; free quality education, healthcare, houses, and sanitation; massive protected industrial development to create millions of sustainable jobs including introduction of minimum wages in order to close the wage gap between the rich and the poor; massive development of the African economy and advocating for a move from reconciliation to justice in the entire continent and open, accountable, corrupt-free government and society without fear of victimisation by State agencies.

On Saturday, July 13, EEF will hold its Consultative Mass Meetings in the Vaal and in Sasolburg and on Monday, July 15, they will officially announce the National Spokesperson and head of communications, says the media release.

Here are the leaders of all Provincial Central Command teams, and the core of the National Command Team that will lead Economic Freedom Fighters to the NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON WHAT IS TO BE DONE:

Commander in Chief and National Convenor: Cde Julius Malema

National Co-ordinator: Cde Mpho Ramakatsa

Members of the National Central Command Team:

1.      Floyd Shivambu

2.      Kenny Kunene

3.      Sam Tshabalala

4.      Fana Mokoena

5.      Leigh Ann

6.      Pabane Moteka

7.      Hlayiseka Chawane

8.      Sipho Mbatha

9.      Mandisa Makesini

10.  Hlengiwe Hlophe


Provincial Central Command Teams:


1.      Gauteng

a.      Convenor—Pule Matshithse

b.      Co-ordinators—Parks Khaiyane and  Lufuno Gogoro


2.      KwaZulu Natal

a.      Convenor—Reggie Ngcobo

b.      Co-ordinator—Nathi Phewu


3.      Free State

a.      Convenor—Sam Matiase

b.      Co-ordinator—Willy Tshabalala


4.      Northern Cape

a.      Convenor—Mbuyiselo Matebus

b.      Co-ordinator—Adri Noble


5.      Limpopo

a.      Convenor—Michael Mathebe

b.      Co-ordinator—George Raphela


6.      Western Cape

a.      Convenor—Gcobani Nozongana

b.      Co-ordinator—Lephallo Mahoto


7.      Eastern Cape

a.      Convenor—Themba Kiro

b.      Co-ordinator—Pumza Ntobongwana


8.      Mpumalanga

Convenor—Ayanda Tshabalala

Co-ordinator—Dumisani Ncongwane


9.      North West

a.      Convenor—Alfred Motsi

b.      Co-ordinator—Papiki Babuile


The Sowetan reported that Malema’s house would be put on auction as part of efforts to recoup the R16 million he owes the SA Revenue Service.

His household goods were sold for R54,000 in February and in mid-May his incomplete mansion was sold for R5.9m, R2.3m more than he paid for it in 2009. In June a farm belonging to him was sold for R2.5m.



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