World War Z’s Fana Mokoena joins EFF’s celeb supporters

2013-07-11 15:57

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Movie star and telly actor Fana Mokoena is another face of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Mokoena was introduced by Malema as one of the party emissaries for Gauteng during a press conference held at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg today.

Hiding his face behind dark shades, Mokoena, who stars alongside Brad Pitt in the new movie World War Z, waltzed into the conference and avoided any eye contact with journalists and sat down.

After a few minutes, the former Generations actor walked out to join a group of EFF members who were singing revolutionary slogans.

Mokoena then walked back into the conference venue with other EFF members, wearing a red and black beret.

When Malema introduced him as one of the EFF coordinators in Gauteng, Mokoena stood up and saluted the media, much to the jubilation of, and to ululation from, other forum members.

Although he did not give a speech during the conference, Mokoena nodded in agreement every time Malema responded to questions posed by the media.

But he refused to speak to journalists after the conference. “No interviews at the moment, I will only speak to the media after the forum’s policy conference,” said Mokoena, who also starred in Machine Gun Preacher, Safe House and Hotel Rwanda.

Mokoena is not the first celebrity to join EFF.

Sushi king Kenny Kunene, who attended the conference, was the first schleb to throw his weight behind the expelled ANCYL president’s forum.

Interim EFF spin doctor Floyd Shivambu said they welcomed Mokoena to the forum and were looking forward to working with him to grow the organisation’s constituencies.

“We welcome comrade Fana, he is an honest and open cadre who is strongly committed to struggle for economic freedom.

“He has never been shaken when expressing his views throughout and has been very consistent. He is a true fighter and we are calling on other people from his his industry to join the forum,” Shivambu said.

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