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EFF calls itself South Africa's last hope

17 February, 12:03 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) want to introduce a macro-economic policy focused on industrialisation, job creation, land reform and economic growth. In this video, party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi likens South Africa to post-war Britain and accuses the ANC and DA of pursuing a similar economic strategy that has not worked. 

Ndlozi sat down with News24's Erin Bates after the party walked out of the 2016 SONA Debate on Tuesday, 16 February. Ndlozi insists the party does not make a habit of walking out of the House. He also weighed in on the dynamic between EFF Commander in Chief Julius Malema and ANC MP Fikile Mbalula, who is the Minister of Sport and Recreation.

Later in the same interview, Ndlozi details the EFF's proposals for import tariffs and agrarian economy in order to develop South Africa. He referred to economic growth in China, Singapore and the Asian Tigers during the nineties as cases in point, and compared them to the South African economy over the last 20 years.

On Friday, 12 February Malema debated economic theory with Clem Suttner. The two spoke at an event hosted by the Cape Chamber of Commerce. During the evening Malema said, "The economy is the land, the economy is the mines and resources, there is no food without the land." He said the ANC's winning buyer, winning seller model was flawed.

Watch the clip above for Ndlozi's initial remarks on the EFF's economic ideas.

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