Mpofu: EFF is government in waiting

2014-05-17 17:05
EFF  ( image via Twitter)

EFF ( image via Twitter)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters is South Africa's future ruling party, the party's Dali Mpofu said on Saturday.

"We are your government in waiting, we are," Mpofu told hundreds of supporters at a post-election celebration at Innesfree Park in Sandton.

The crowd, in response, shouted: "we are."

"We are giving [President Jacob] Zuma five years notice that he [is to] vacate and go and live in Nkandla or go to jail," Mpofu said.

Some people with photographs of Mpofu's face held it in the air.

Mpofu, wearing all red, arrived at the park at around 14:30 and danced on stage before addressing the crowd.

He said the biggest mistake of the ruling African National Congress was to relax.

"They must not relax, their days are numbered. This time we are only firing the warning shots," he said.

"In 2019, they must head out of Parliament."

As Mpofu spoke, the crowd cheered.

EFF leader Julius Malema was expected to speak shortly.

The party placed third in the 2014 general election, securing 6.35% of the vote with 1 169 259 votes.

Hundreds of people gathered at the park, some arriving in buses, to celebrate the results.

People brought camping chairs, cooler boxes and blankets.

Supporters and members wore red shirts, overalls and the party's trademark berets and gathered on the grass near a stage.

Mpofu said the EFF's success in the elections should be dedicated to a party member who was killed in Vosloorus, on the East Rand.

Thapelo Lekana, 28, was shot four times outside the gate of his house at 05:00 on 9 May, it was reported.

Mpofu told the crowd that it was because of members like Lekana that the EFF did well in the election. A minute of silence was observed for him.
Read more on:    eff  |  dali mpofu  |  julius malema  |  jacob zuma  |  johannesburg ­  |  elections 2014

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Meet instagram star, Pumpkin the racoon

With 300 000 followers and growing Pumpkin is winning over the internet!



The cats that cost R35 000
Miley Cyrus can’t get enough of her new puppy
13 guilty pets
Meet SA's top poacher-catcher

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

Plant some seeds. Your innovative mind is on fire and your ingenious ideas may just be the seeds for future projects. You may more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.