Malema: Angry EFF members must speak to us

2014-11-14 16:04


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Johannesburg - A group of EFF members who have turned to the courts to try and obtain an interdict against the party's leaders should follow internal processes if they have a complaint, party leader Julius Malema said on Friday.

"None of these people who went to court raised any query [with us]," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

"They must follow internal organisational processes. It's not too late. They are more than welcome to approach us."

In a statement on Friday, a group calling itself defenders of the Economic Freedom Fighters' constitution, said it would approach the South Gauteng High Court for an urgent interdict against Malema and EFF leadership.

It wanted a stop put to the party's provincial conferences and national people's assembly, which is expected to be held in December.

Malema at first claimed he did not know about the group, but went on to say he knew "who these boys are" and that he was aware of all their activities, down to what they ate.

‘They have met their match’

"I'm not new to the game.... I think they have met their match."

In its statement, the group said: "As defenders of the economic liberation, we have noted with immense concern the arrogance that has blanketed the leadership of the EFF post elections.

"The perjury that has characterised structures of the organisation in recent months has seen our beloved movement drift into a state of self-paralysis and an abandonment of the protest movement which we founded."

The group complained that some regional leaders had been expelled by Malema for "bogus" reasons.

Malema, meanwhile, said he had instructed the EFF's lawyers to go to court on Friday morning for a costs order in the party's favour.

"We've asked the lawyers to ask for costs, they will have to pay our lawyers. The court is not a place to play."

The EFF had a code of conduct to which members had to adhere.

"We will never listen to anarchists," Malema said.

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