EFF members get ready for slaughtering

2013-10-12 11:13
(Picture: AFP)

(Picture: AFP)

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Marikana - The first group of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members arrived at the Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana in a convoy of branded cars on Saturday.

Dressed in red berets and T-shirts the group went up a hill and took cellphone pictures.

They waved red EFF flags from car windows. Others sang songs mocking President Jacob Zuma, while leaders were finalising logistics.

They were in Nkaneng to slaughter cattle ahead of the launch of their party on Sunday.

A bakkie arrived towing a trailer with an ox, one of eight cattle expected to be slaughtered.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement that slaughtering an animal was in line with African tradition, where an animal is sacrificed to spill blood on the soil to ask the ancestors to bless a major event and plead to God for his presence.

The slaughtering of cattle would be done at the hill where 34 mineworkers were shot dead by police during a wage related strike at Lonmin mines in Marikana last year.

Ndlozi said EFF would be launched at the hill to make a vow to slain mineworkers that their death was not in vain.

He said EFF would not rest until economic freedom, living wage and better working conditions had been attained.

Last year, striking mineworkers gathered on the hill demanding that they be paid R12 500 a month.

The police fired at them on 16 August last year, killing 34 people.

Ten others were killed in strike-related violence the preceding week.

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