The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was formed in 2013 by former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema and others as a radical anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist movement. It models itself as a platform for South African youths to fight for the rights of workers and to strive for economic freedom.
The party advocates the nationalisation of mines, banks and other strategic sectors of the economy, as well as the expropriation of land without compensation in order to undo the oppression which resulted from colonial domination. It also calls for free education, housing, healthcare and sanitation.
The EFF seeks to establish and sustain a society which cherishes revolutionary cultural values and creates conditions for total political and economic emancipation, and the equitable distribution of the nation's wealth.
It aims to eradicate imperialism, colonialism, racism and all other forms of discrimination, and opposes tribalism, regionalism, religious and cultural intolerance, the oppression of women and all other gendered persons, as well as patriarchy, sexism, and homophobia.
- EFF municipal elections manifesto
Website: effighters.org.zaAbout Julius MalemaJulius Malema
Telephone: 079 5020422
Physical Address: Office 002, 3rd Floor, Mineralia Building, cnr De Beer & De Korte Streets, Braamfontein, 2001
Postal Address: Office 002, 3rd Floor, Mineralia Building, cnr De Beer & De Korte Streets, Braamfontein, 2001
Party leader: Julius Malema
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is the Commander in Chief of Economic Freedom Fighters. In November 2011 he was suspended from his post as president of the African National Congress Youth League, and on 24 April 2012 he was officially expelled from the African National Congress. Malema entered into politics when he joined the Masupatsela pioneer movement of the African National Congress at age nine in 1990. He received military training at the age of 14, which led to him joining the ANC Youth League in 1994. He is known for his outspoken nature on socio-political issues.