EFF sets the record straight

2015-04-30 06:00

“THE Economic Freedom Fighters is against the removal of the Gandhi statue and there are no subdivisions within the party,” said EFF’s regional organiser Dumisani Shelembe.

Shelembe said this in light of last week’s story in Echo about the removal of statues in PMB.

“Gandhi came here as a slave and not a colonist and he never oppressed anyone. Gandhi played a meaningful role in fighting apartheid because he stood up and fought the oppressors,” said Shelembe.

He also highlighted his concern over bogus EFF members who, he said, are misleading its members.

“The suspended members are coming back to sabotage the party in KZN. These are the people who are not members of EFF. They give the media wrong information on what is happening within EFF. This year these people have spoken to radio stations and newspapers spreading lies about what is happening within EFF. “Their mission is to mislead EFF members. They pose as leaders of EFF whereas they are not even members. We need to set the record straight. We cannot allow opportunists to do this. They call themselves ‘self-rebels’,” explained Shelembe. EFF’s regional chairman Sandile Shange supported Shelembe’s sentiments saying the party is solid and is running smoothly. In last week’s Echo, the suspended EFF provincial convener Reggie Ngcobo stated that the party is split in two when it comes to the removal of statues.

Echo contacted Ngcobo for comment on his stand, but was unavailable. Shelembe said the party is looking at taking legal action against bogus EFF members.

“We will open a case against them and the law will take its course once and for all because we cannot allow such things to happen.”

He added that a media briefing is expected to take place where this information will be relayed to journalists

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