EFF membership to remain at R10

2014-12-16 13:47

The Economic Freedom Fighters have decided to keep their membership fee at R10 after a proposal at its national people's assembly that it should be upped in order to raise more funds for the party.

Reporting on the resolutions by the finance and fundraising commission, Vusi Khoza said the commission decided to look at other forms of fundraising.

“Funders are weary of funding the EFF out of fear of being victimised by the ANC,” Khoza said.

Suggestions for party fundraising include:

» A “tax” on all working EFF members by the party who earn an income above a certain threshold;

» The party should pay off and own all it’s offices in constituencies, including the head office, by the next conference in five years time so that it can build a property portfolio and save on rent; and

» Investments.

The national people's assembly listened to reports on policy discussions by the scribes of various commissions this morning.

The party's constitution was also discussed and it was decided to scrap the clause which states that any prospective EFF member should be recommended by two existing members.

A delegate from the floor also called on the leadership to provide them with membership cards and T-shirts ahead of the 2016 local government elections in order to help them campaign.

The three-day conference at the University of the Free State is expected to draw to a close on Tuesday.

Newly elected chairperson Dali Mpofu on Tuesday told the gathering that it has confounded expectations. Critics said the conference would collapse but, four days after the registration for the conference first started, it was still going.

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