ANC prepares for EFF ‘mass exodus’

2014-12-17 17:14

The African National Congress has called on its members and leaders to ready themselves for the return of EFF members to the ruling party.

“This mass exodus of EFF members back to the ANC is imminent given the high degree of unhappiness among its members and dictatorial leadership,” said ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa today.

The ANC accused the Economic Freedom Fighters of confusing people with its rhetoric.

“ANC is unfazed with rhetoric and rudderless organisations that are formed by angry people unfortunately in pursuit of their selfish agenda. They confuse ordinary people,” said Kodwa.

The EFF held its first elective conference in Bloemfontein this week. Julius Malema was elected unopposed as party president.

On Monday, delegates from Gauteng protested at the conference when a list of candidates for the “central command team” was circulated. They stormed out of the venue, at the University of the Free State, and started hurling insults at Malema, claiming the list had been imposed on them.

The party’s “commissar for land” Andile Mngxitama declined a nomination to join the party’s command team, saying his “revolutionary consciousness” would not allow him to do so.

Malema said many complained about the process because they were new to politics.

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

Traffic Alerts
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.