We made Parliament popular - EFF's Ndlozi

2016-02-17 13:34
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (News24)

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (News24)

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EFF calls itself South Africa's last hope

2016-02-17 12:03

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi calls his part the "last hope" for South Africa, echoing the words of leader Julius Malema. Citing economic history and macro-economic theory, Ndlozi argues the DA and ANC are scarcely different from one another. His party, he says, will introduce a new model of industrialisation, job creation, land reform and economic growth.WATCH

Johannesburg – The recent popularity of parliamentary proceedings is all thanks to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), its spokesperson has told News24 during an exclusive interview.

Speaking after the State of the Nation Address debate on Tuesday, a vibrant Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, dressed in EFF regalia, said his party was why people watched Parliament with interest.

"We are the reason why Parliament is popular. We are the reason why [so] many people are able today to speak about what happens in Parliament - to debate [at]... their dinner table, to watch Parliament and be interested in it. We are the reason why it’s a trend to the everyday lives... of the people."

Ndlozi said the EFF had been at the centre of a new level of debate in Parliament.

"We have raised a whole set of debates. We raised the question of this Parliament of Cape Town moving to Pretoria. We rose questions of land. We have been in the forefront of speaking about illicit financial flows and the erosion of the tax base by multinational corporations," he said.

Ndlozi and several other EFF MPs staged a dramatic walkout after their leader Julius Malema delivered his response for the SONA debate on Tuesday.

Malema said the ANC had clear signs that President Jacob Zuma was incapable of being the country's leader.

"All those signs were clear that you are not capable to be a president. This is the man who knowingly had sex with an HIV-positive woman and later explained to court that a shower would lessen the chances of contracting HIV. We are now a laughing stock of the world."

Read more on:    anc  |  eff  |  mbuyeseni ndlozi  |  julius malema  |  politics  |  state of the nation 2016  |  parliament 2016

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