EFF to take the battle to book shops

2014-03-24 09:23

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will soon fight the elections campaign on another front: book shops.

EFF policy commissar Floyd Shivambu has recently authored a book titled The Coming Revolution explaining how the EFF came about, and setting out its policies on the nationalisation of mines, banks and land.

The book also features an interview with EFF leader Julius Malema by executive editor of The Star Janet Smith. He is “tackled on his tax woes and the tenderpreneur label”, according to a press release by the publisher, Jacana.

“Smith asks Malema to explain, contextualise and motivate his political agenda, and the genesis of the new party,” according to the release.

Shivambu mentioned the book, which is due to appear in the next two weeks, while taking part in a debate at the University of South Africa in Pretoria last Monday.

He mentioned it while questioning how some ANC leaders could end up on the party’s election lists despite being implicated in wrongdoing.

Shivambu hinted that it could contain some explosive details, but did not want to grant any interviews on the book.

City Press, however, understands that the EFF wanted to tell the story themselves “because on many occasions, there have been deliberate distortions and caricature versions of what the struggle for economic freedom is and what it entails”.

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