EFF defectors burn their berets - report

2014-09-26 20:05
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Johannesburg - The EFF was unconcerned by a report on Friday that about 100 of its Northern Cape members had defected back to the ANC.

"Members of the ANC come to the EFF every day and we don't make platforms to announce it," spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said.

"This is just a political stunt."

The New Age reported on Friday that the 100 EFF members left the party, branding its leader Julius Malema a dictator.

According to the report, the members were welcomed back to the ANC in the Frances Baard region.

They reportedly burnt their red EFF berets, T-shirts and membership cards outside the Social Centre in Kimberley.

Former EFF Northern Cape leader Kabelo Mzolo told the newspaper the policies advocated by the party were in the wrong hands and that Malema used the EFF for his own ends.

Ndlozi said he did not know who Mzolo was and that it was debatable whether the group were actually EFF members.

"We are launching branches every day. There is a lot of progress happening across the country."

He said the ANC was unable to accept that the EFF "is here to stay".

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