Take EFF to court for plagiarism - ANCYL KZN

2015-09-06 16:49

Johannesburg - Legal action should be taken against the EFF for "stealing" the term "economic freedom fighter", KwaZulu-Natal ANC Youth League provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo said on Sunday.

He called on the league's newly elected national executive committee to consider the option of taking Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters to court for "hijacking".

“Our programme has been hijacked,” he said during a debate on resolutions taken at the league's 25th national congress in Midrand.

"The NEC needs to look at all legal avenues to consider taking that fight, because the reality of the matter is that in university terms it’s called plagiarism. Taking other people’s work is plagiarism.”

Sabelo said he still has an old ANCYL T-shirt with the words “economic freedom fighters” on the back.

Malema, a former ANCYL leader, was expelled from the ANC in 2012 for bringing the party into disrepute. His appeal was rejected and he formed the EFF the following year.

The ANC disbanded the ANCYL's leadership structures in 2013. This weekend’s congress is the first time the league has elected a president since Malema was expelled.

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