Hundreds gather for EFF launch

2013-10-13 12:54
EFF leader Julius Malema (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

EFF leader Julius Malema (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Marikana - Hundreds of people gathered in Marikana, North West on Sunday ahead of the launch of Julius Malema's EFF party.

People wearing red berets and T-shirts braved scorching heat as they waited for Malema to arrive.

The crowd was kept entertained by artists singing and dancing. Among the songs were "if you touch Malema you will see trouble", referring to President Jacob Zuma.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) received its registration certificate from the Independent Electoral Commission on Monday this week.

Malema, once an outspoken supporter of Zuma and a former president of the ANC Youth League, formed the party after being expelled from the ANC.

On Saturday, eight cattle were slaughtered ahead of a ceremony at the hill at the Nkaneng informal settlement where police shot dead 34 people, many of them striking miners in August last year.

Malema, dressed in a red party T-shirt, red beret, red trousers and red shoes, personally slaughtered one ox.

According to its constitution, the EFF is a radical, left-wing, anti-capitalist, and anti-imperialist movement.

The party claims it provides clear and cogent alternatives to post-colonial economic systems, which in many countries had kept the oppressed under colonial domination.

The party advocates the expropriation of South Africa's land without compensation, and the nationalisation of mines, banks, and other strategic sectors of the economy.

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