Julius Malema addressing supporters at Philippi Stadium in Cape Town. Malema urged EFF members not to get drunk on May 7 so that they can go and vote the following day, sober minded.
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The EFF has been one of the drivers of the national debate since its formation in 2013 and managed to secure significant support in the 2014 general and 2016 municipal elections.
Dawie Scholtz, News24's elections analyst, runs the rule over the red berets and argues they should improve on previous results.
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