ANC prepares for EFF ‘mass exodus’

2014-12-17 17:14

The African National Congress has called on its members and leaders to ready themselves for the return of EFF members to the ruling party.

“This mass exodus of EFF members back to the ANC is imminent given the high degree of unhappiness among its members and dictatorial leadership,” said ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa today.

The ANC accused the Economic Freedom Fighters of confusing people with its rhetoric.

“ANC is unfazed with rhetoric and rudderless organisations that are formed by angry people unfortunately in pursuit of their selfish agenda. They confuse ordinary people,” said Kodwa.

The EFF held its first elective conference in Bloemfontein this week. Julius Malema was elected unopposed as party president.

On Monday, delegates from Gauteng protested at the conference when a list of candidates for the “central command team” was circulated. They stormed out of the venue, at the University of the Free State, and started hurling insults at Malema, claiming the list had been imposed on them.

The party’s “commissar for land” Andile Mngxitama declined a nomination to join the party’s command team, saying his “revolutionary consciousness” would not allow him to do so.

Malema said many complained about the process because they were new to politics.

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