Use of state agencies worrying - Mpofu

2013-11-16 09:29
Dali Mpofu (Picture: City Press)

Dali Mpofu (Picture: City Press)

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Johannesburg - It was concerning that state agencies were being used to settle political scores, Advocate Dali Mpofu said on Friday.

"We need open and accountable governance without fear on the part of citizens," he told an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) professionals seminar in Midrand.

Mpofu announced earlier this month that he was leaving the ANC to join Julius Malema's EFF.

On Friday, he said that when he made the announcement he expected to be insulted but he received many messages of support.

"A chilling fact was when I got all these tweets and SMSes from people saying 'well done, you are brave'.

"But what scared me the most... was at the end they said 'just make sure you tax affairs are in order'," Mpofu said to loud applause.

He told the seminar that the EFF was not only about its policies but also about the future.

"The time has come to vote for the future and not vote for the past," Mpofu said.

Read more on:    anc  |  eff  |  dali mpofu  |  johannesburg  |  elections 2014  |  politics

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