EFF running out of berets

By Drum Digital
18 November 2013

The signature red berets are in high demand.

The Economic Freedom Fighters has started running out of stock of its signature red berets, City Press reported on Sunday. Berets were even being snatched off members' heads as support for Julius Malema's party swelled, according to the newspaper.

It reported that EFF members could be seen wearing the red berets on street corners, public places, hangout spots and even at funerals, where they were recruiting new members. One of its leaders, Andile Mngxitama was quoted as saying: "We are replacing money with people. Wherever we go, there is excitement that is generated. "If you wear a red beret, you get stopped every other second. It doesn't happen if you wear an ANC or Agang T-shirt."

He told the newspaper that demand for the red berets "generally exceeds supply". Northern Cape co-ordinator Mbuyiselo April complained that the province's stock had run out. North West provincial convenor Alfred Mutsi said berets were being stolen from people's heads.  "When we can't give people berets, they just grab them off our heads and run away," he was quoted as saying.

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