EFF gathers to celebrate election results

2014-05-17 12:36

Johannesburg - Hundreds of EFF members gathered at Innes Free Park in Sandton on Saturday to celebrate the party's election results.

Supporters and members wore red shirts, jumpsuits and the party's trademark berets and gathered on the grass near a stage.

Young and old were dancing in circles as songs played on loud speakers.

People brought camping chairs, cooler boxes and blankets.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was due to address the crowd shortly.

A red marquee tent had been set up next to the stage with white chairs and couches inside.

The party placed third in the 2014 general election, securing 6.35% of the vote with 1 169 259 votes.

  • Clement Clem-r - 2014-05-17 12:40


  • Koos KitchenTea - 2014-05-17 12:41

    Coolerbags with alcohol? I see trouble coming .... Fighting and killing each other after a few beers

      Joseph van Wyk - 2014-05-17 15:23


      Jabu Foreman - 2014-05-17 15:31

      Koo's when u celebrate your child birthday u fight in your house

  • PeterJJhb - 2014-05-17 12:41

    Hundreds..... Ha ha ha

      Nhamo Dzenyika - 2014-05-17 13:05

      Peter, over a million in eight months. can you imagine what two years will bring? Watch this space

      Boaz Yarmarkov - 2014-05-17 14:44

      Same as cope, IFP and other smaller parties... BIG hype at first... then the ppl learn that all politicians are created equal (scum of the earth)... This is the EFF's highest point, now starts the decline... The day South Africa elects a "patriotic" politician is the day corruption/ empty promises/ unemployment / education disaster and HIV will be beaten... Malema loves his new Range Rover more then his own electorate (much like most politicians worldwide) Sadly, it seems as most educated and patriotic individuals stay out of politics; which explains why our labour market is in shambles, roads falling apart and promises made to Miners that drive them to murder or be killed.

  • Ngwato Wa Ga Monakedi - 2014-05-17 12:43

    well, EFF is fantasticly wonderful.

  • Sam Mphuti - 2014-05-17 12:44

    government in WAITING..hahaha WAITING... only 6.3 % ...dats a shame

      Tiekie Black - 2014-05-17 13:10

      your ANC must wake-up and start to deliver a service if not they WILL LOOSE gauteng

      Nkomy Virgy - 2014-05-17 13:15

      He did well n knw it,he is a born leader JUJU

      DiCanio - 2014-05-17 13:25

      The problem with us is that we are voting for T-shirts, food and free transport to rallies and of-course voting to win the elections but what do we get in return, absolutely nothing.

  • mantlekilo - 2014-05-17 12:51

    Typical South African politics....celebrating mediocrity instead of saying right guys, we've taken the first tiny step, let us keep working hard until there is something substantial....and sustainable to celebrate!

  • Kirsty Prinsloo - 2014-05-17 12:54

    Then they should have handed out free booze and a weapon at the entrance...solved many problems at once.

  • Papanyani Mnandi - 2014-05-17 12:55

    Malema is also at the funeral at Vosloorus

  • Stephanes Heunis - 2014-05-17 12:55

    so the funds raising for julius taxes are now been spilled on another brainless celebration! good start!!!! so every time juju beaten up an oldtimer anc mp in parliament they party! great

  • dieter.moller - 2014-05-17 12:56

    Funny that. Saw a guy with all EFF regalia. Drove in with a brand new BMW. There was about two or three beggars. He shoed them all away and then walked into the bottle store...... Buying about R2000 worth..... Now I pose the question.... How is this the party of the people?

  • Deon de Lange - 2014-05-17 12:58

    Couches fot VIPs. Did not take long for EFF leaders to begin showing the elitist tendencies they learned at the ANC. Next they will be quaffing bubbly as supporters look on and cheer...

  • Hlekanezitha Nxumalo - 2014-05-17 13:00

    They diD not campaign at Sandton, they used poor people who voted them now they deserted their voter they are now associate themselves with the riches

      Nomthandazo Thandie Radebe - 2014-05-17 13:15

      Exactly my point let's hope there are free buses from everywhere just like they did during the rally to be part of the celebration...

      Tiekie Black - 2014-05-17 13:16

      Yip! He asked the poor for their votes and then celebrate with the rich!

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2014-05-17 13:03

    They have something to celebrate, so let them have a good time.

      Skory Skorokoro - 2014-05-17 15:03

      @Jacqui I beliv you are white and since I have been reading news24 comments everyday your comments are very encouraging and I beliv if white people were lyk u I would be the first person to vote white party and ecourage other to vote for you thank you so mach keep on doing wat is good may God of glory bless you

  • Tobeka Sipambo - 2014-05-17 13:04

    Doing the opposite of what they are preaching. Still having a long way to go. I think Marikana is the best place for EFF to celebrate

  • maverick.shaddy - 2014-05-17 13:05

    EFF is just a phase like the IFP

  • Mthandazo Mk Nkiwane - 2014-05-17 13:08

    hw can someone celebrate a loose!only idiots can celebrate.

      Thoko Khanya - 2014-05-17 13:53

      You can't even spell lose(loose) correctly, but you have the nerve to call other people idiots. smh

  • Steve Ritchie - 2014-05-17 13:15

    After reading the comments on this article, I cannot help but get the feeling that there are those out there that will take every opportunity to stir the pot. Fact of the matter is that they were very successful in their first election and have every right to celebrate. What needs to be thought about is WHY they got so many votes. I am not a fan of Malema and his ideals, but give credit where credit is due and let them have their moment. Politics is a filthy business and parliment is going to be an entertaining place.

  • Sithembiso Shlalo - 2014-05-17 13:15

    even when an athlete won a bronze in a race we celebrate, then whats wrong when eff celebrate? next time we coming for that number one spot.#asijiki fighters

  • Kholo Warren Jesus - 2014-05-17 13:18

    commander in chef Julius malema speaking"comrades, we come a long way, now that we are in sandton, how about you donate whatever is in your pocket so that I can re-buy that house zuma took away from me, I love it here,also I need a Louis Viton wrist watch the other one was stolen". EFFING idiots.

  • Nkule Makhanya - 2014-05-17 13:32

    Malema and EFF follows what ANC does.Anything that it's being done by the ANC they do it what an idiot leader with his followers celebrating mediocre

      Dixy La-chine Gwangwa Jr. - 2014-05-17 13:55

      anything with victory is owed to a celebration. just like in the olden day when warriors fought battles and came back home for victory celebration. don't be dumb now. ijooo.

  • Sandile Mngadi - 2014-05-17 13:32

    Why Sandton? why not in eKasi? why not in the area where you got support from?

  • Obert Kaguda Mvelase - 2014-05-17 13:36

    If it worth celebrating, why not? what is a big deal?

  • Tyronne Panaino - 2014-05-17 13:37

    They should be at work. Retards

      Justice Shivambu - 2014-05-17 14:02

      Their duties start on 24 may,

  • Peter Mokoena - 2014-05-17 13:38

    I find some comments annoying and irritating, irrespective of where they deserve to celebrate, perhaps for them it means much more than that, they will be representing a million plus voters, like it or not you gotta live with that, they did assist in reduction of two third majority. For as long as some whites and certain people continue to look at blacks as some sorts of things who will kill each other after drinking, DA and others will never see a black vote in Mpumalanga, EC, Limpompo and Free state, because of some of your genetic racism.

  • Elvis Edzisani Tshikonwane - 2014-05-17 13:40

    Hey guys u got jealous with ure stupid party,this is not the party for marphia baba u must understand dat why eff got a lot support,bcause we want change

  • Bra Thando Mathe - 2014-05-17 13:40

    Err, excuse my ignorance, but what are they celebebrating?

      Mualusi Julius Jnr - 2014-05-17 13:50

      Most probably celebrating your excused ignorance

  • Cebo Funani - 2014-05-17 13:51

    If you have haters that simply means your doing something right, if you don't have an insight don't criticise #viva EFF celebration

  • Sonnyboy Mathebula - 2014-05-17 13:53


  • Justice Shivambu - 2014-05-17 13:56

    Please... White people stop the hatred toward black people special our leaders. I hvn't c blk.people insult white leaders, we respect them so do the same,

      Grant Codron - 2014-05-17 14:11

      What are u talking about?? Eff isn't all black and the eff haters aren't all white. We hate eff because they're fascists who will ruin the country. If I hated blacks I wouldn't vote ANC would I? You guys need to stop this rubbish of talking about skin colour. It's 2014 now.

      Joseph van Wyk - 2014-05-17 15:02

      Don't lie its sin.

      Tersia Louw - 2014-05-17 16:24

      Really, Justice? What do you call it when the EFF leader sings Shoot the Boer? Doesn't sound a whole lot like respect to me; sounds like an incitement to do violence against whites. Please tell me what the appropriate response is.

  • Simphiwe Eric - 2014-05-17 13:56

    go on n celebrate fighters we hv done very commander in chief "JULIUS MALEMA"

  • Gnr David T Thapelo - 2014-05-17 13:59


  • Nanunu - 2014-05-17 14:07

    What exactly are these dummys celebrating? They still dumb unemployed and poor? I don't get it. Can someone explain

      Lwazi Sibiya - 2014-05-17 14:11

      For the same reasons the anc and da were celebrating. "clever person"

  • Boikanyo Elton Mokgatle - 2014-05-17 14:11

    News24 even EFF TAUNG is celebrating at Dryharts come on man#ASIJOKE

  • Jan Scheepers - 2014-05-17 14:23

    Must be a boring speech. How many times can one hear "Eisssh" and "Ektjoelieee?" Dancing is not equal to productivity my dear Juliaaas.Hau.. (Can someone please explain to him as I doubt if his IQ is more than his shoe size. Bastard! Bloody agent!)

  • John Phuti Matlala - 2014-05-17 14:25

    South Africans, we celebrate victory of perfect introduction phase, now we will grow. Is either you are with us or against us. We are growing radically(forcefully).

      Joseph van Wyk - 2014-05-17 14:37

      Growing more and more in poverty I guess.

      Chris May - 2014-05-17 14:53

      If it's good, no reason for force, is there?

  • France Ntuli - 2014-05-17 14:28

    The young South Africans need to go an extra mile at school reading about the African National Congress so that they know the history of the liberation struggle. They need to join Cosas at school, Sasco at tertiary level and the ANC Youth League. This is a modus operandi and lineage that will ensure that the gains of emancipation are safeguarded. In this manner, they will celebrate real governance victory, instead of mediocrity celebrated at Innes Free Park. The EFF is a bubble gum political clique that will die down until it vanishes into thin air. The membership of EFF will realise that they are a step ladder for Julius Malema's tender shenanigans. May God bless South Africa and the ANC!

      Joseph van Wyk - 2014-05-17 14:34

      Why must they learn about that corrupt scumbags?they must learn about the bible and how to be a proudly,honest south african.

      Matsobane Tsebe - 2014-05-17 14:44

      Read about Zuma the corrupt president and his administration?

      Mokgotho Mokgotho - 2014-05-17 14:47

      We dnt care abt the past ANC, yes we spported ANC of that time undr gud leadership, not this nonsense currntt shame leadrs. May de soul of thse past gud ANC leadrs rest in peace

      Stalin Sims - 2014-05-17 15:26

      the young people must just learn how politics and government work, learn about the history (not selective) of south africa from then and now, read through the s.a political parties founding manifestos, learn about the parties that are good guardians of their manifestos and those that fall short and then decide which political party to join.

      Ojay Makgebo - 2014-05-17 15:46

      It was better if they were throwing door to door party compaign ,lyk they do to compaign for elections

      Sipho Mnguni - 2014-05-17 15:49

      You mean indoctrination, lies and propaganda? Do you still see the same liberation movement or the enrichment of the connected few or some with the right surnames? There's nothing wrong with the following, but there's something inherently wrong with the blind following. May you receive the same blessings you have mentioned in your blog.

  • Paul Valas - 2014-05-17 14:44

    So John, is this what you think a democracy is? If they are not with you they are the enemy? You really don't get it do you? Neanderthal

  • Elvis Edzisani Tshikonwane - 2014-05-17 14:45

    Every where we still going there to celebrate this party is for people we luv eff nga mbilu yothe that's why ro i voutela asijiki

  • Cornelius Ncube - 2014-05-17 14:55

    Will this mediocre party copy and paste everything ANC does? Check their website to say the least its just ANC copy. Only in South Africa where you loose and you celebrate. This party will never even be the opposition,they will always make noise till they all get old and die.ANC and DA are the only parties to look at. These power hungry and talkatives boys wont rule this country never ever.Ukuphatha Malema khohlwa baba.Enjoy celebrating the loss and smart ANC will never attack you back.

      Thoko Khanya - 2014-05-17 16:08

      Can people here please know that there is a difference between lose and loose.

      Thabiso Masangane - 2014-05-20 07:08

      We may hav lost but we taking it step by step as we say we the government in waiting so come 2016 we wil rule South Africa and whn we win thws elections we wil arrest President Jacob Zuma because we dont want to work with criminals and we wont to work alone as de Economic Freedom Fighters so the ANC must watch out de Red Berret itz in at de parliament we are here to work not to cruise in our suits nd ties the AnC turned de parliament into Royalty bt nw itz time to change dat

  • Nat Howler - 2014-05-17 14:58

    In 2009, COPE did better than EFF did in 2014, so the EFF victory means nothing.

      Mash Jani Mashilo - 2014-05-17 16:24

      don't jelousy,is somethn especially in 8months time plan b4 national election.i know u hate it but eff did well is here to stay.

  • Dumisan Elvis - 2014-05-17 15:02

    Am also de with u ma fighters with ma spirit viva Eff viva we need radical change in our economy

  • John John - 2014-05-17 15:11

    If they are celebrating so let it be, its their party they have the right to do so

  • Mlungisi Mboyisa - 2014-05-17 15:52

    I don't like Zuma but I've never sweared at him so pliz say what you want about my leader Julias but don't talk like we r in a war zone.We can be oppositions n still b human n civilized.The is no need to call each other basterds.

      Thuli Ngwenya - 2014-05-17 17:54

      Mlu i agree with you on that, its like people who burn IEC equipments just becos they dont feel like voting then thy prevent other people frm voting english say may the best man win so winners have won they must just work together wether they hate each other for the sake of voters....

  • Vic Grant - 2014-05-18 07:57

    Amazing, The Eff ( Everything For Free ) party claim their coffers are bare, but they can afford to throw a party. What a bunch of " You Know Whats".

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