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EFF failed only the organisation or the whole SA?

13 March 2014, 13:16

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed the EFF's application to have registration fees with IEC lowered. The EFF wanted an interdict against having to pay a deposit when submitting a list of candidates for the national elections.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) used the money made from selling berets, T-shirts, posters, and donations from members to pay the deposit fee to contest the general elections, its leader Julius Malema has said.

“We didn’t sleep, we had to run all over asking members [for money],” he told reporters outside the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC’s) office in Centurion, south of Pretoria.

This means EFF have no sponsor like DA, ANC and AngangSA. Hope will work for public who donated to see it on the ballot paper. I don’t blame those who have sponsors but it always obligate activities as they have to get something in return once the party is in power. Eg Guptas and Zuma

The Republican Democrats party will not contest the general elections due to financial constraints, the party said early on Monday morning.

Spokesperson Adelaide Ramela said in a statement that the party could not afford the deposit required by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

"We have in essence exhausted all forms of funding including private business and have unfortunately not been successful; so much so that some of the funders we entrusted our hope upon turned back on us in a sudden and disappointing manner." The party did not want to press its members, who Ramela said were mainly unemployed, for the money required.

The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) has pulled out of the upcoming general elections, the party said on Tuesday. "[We] decided not to take part in the 2014 May election," the party leader Theunis Botha said in a statement. "In 2012, the CDP began to question the IEC [Electoral Commission of SA] on the punitive manner in which it confiscates deposit funds from parties that do not gain a seat in elections."

But now CDP cannot afford to pay the amount and I ask myself “is this fair and free to small parties? We all know that whatever Malema try to do many people think he do for his benefit. Now I see the truth, Malema was doing this for all South African who are willing to start their party. As his attempt did fail, many parties cannot afford to be on ballot paper on the 7 may 2014.

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