EFF leaders leave to join DA

2015-10-14 06:00
MMUSI MAIMANE, DA leader,  is pictured here welcoming new members who joined the party after leaving the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). They are, from left: Mantjhidi Mokoena (former EFF sub-regional member in Dihlabeng Municipality), Linda Radebe,

MMUSI MAIMANE, DA leader, is pictured here welcoming new members who joined the party after leaving the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). They are, from left: Mantjhidi Mokoena (former EFF sub-regional member in Dihlabeng Municipality), Linda Radebe,

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BOHLOKONG. – Six members from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) who were part of its leadership structures, have joined the DA.

Eric Teboho Motloung (former member of the Interim Regional Leadership in Thabo Mofutsanyana and EFF Free State Provincial Command Team (PCT)), Mbusi Radebe (former EFF sub-regional co-ordinator and EFF MPLC member in Dihlabeng Municipality), Mantjhidi Mokoena (former EFF sub-regional member in Dihlabeng Municipality), Thapelo Mokoena (former EFF ward 2 chairperson in the Dihlabeng local municipality), Mieli Radebe (former EFF ward 8 treasurer) and Linda Radebe, (former EFF regional convener in the Thabo Mofutsanyana district) jumped ship during the recent DA Vision 2029 tour at the Bohlokong hall near Bethlehem.

They were officially welcomed by Mmusi Maimane, DA leader and Patricia Kopane, leader of the DA in the Free State province, during that event.

Apparently there were 20 members who joined the DA on the day, excluding those mentioned above. It is alleged that the others did not want to make their move public.

Kopane said they were happy to welcome new members in the DA. She said the party has proved itself to be a destination for many people.

“People have realised that we are the only party that can save them. They were getting tired of the red beret that offers no future,” she said.

She said they now have a new DA with more power. “We are here to change the lives of our people,” Kopane added.

Motloung said that their move was motivated by the democracy, accountability and transparency in the DA and the fact that there are no personality cults, authoritarian rule, or purging of members.

“We believe that the DA, through Vision 2029, is the ideal party to deliver true freedom and equal opportunities to every South African.

We trust the policies, manifesto and vision of the DA and urge members of the community to become actively involved in changing and shaping the future they imagine for their children,” he said.

He said some of the members who followed them to the DA did not want to be mentioned for security reasons

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