EFF is too broke to win Elections.

2013-10-02 09:15

One of South Africa’s greatest concerns is having a government dominated by one political party. Political party dominance is never good for democracy; it is with this reason that I saw the addition of Julius Malema’s EFF and Mamphela Ramphela’s Agang very healthy for a young democracy like ours.

Sadly, both parties have failed to provide a good alternative to the ANC rather than adopting DA's tactics of always bashing the ANC and never positioning themselves in society and gaining the majority’s trust.

Instead of being an opposition to the ANC, EFF has positioned itself to be an opposition to Jacob Zuma. They have even named the ANC “ZANC” and its Youth League “ZANCYL”.

One question I always ask these fighters is what are they going to do when Zuma goes like Mandela and Mbeki did; will they come back?

It goes without saying that EFF has been working very hard recruiting members for the past few months.

One of their challenges is financial constraints which has cost them over 300 members who within just few months of EFF’s formation went to Agang.

Most of EFF leaders use their own cars, airtimes and money to recruit members and get them on the EFF boat.

But some EFF leaders got tired and went to Agang; they were too broke for EFF. Agang promised them positions and a R12 500 salary on top of that, an offer they could not resist after realizing there was no political future for them in EFF.

The ideologically confused defectors included former EFF Gauteng leaders Pule Matshitshe and Nozi Poswayo who now believe EFF policies of Nationalisation and land grabbing are no longer an answer.

EFF’s broke status won’t only cost them members but will cost them next year’s elections.

All political parties DA, ANC, COPE and the new comers will compete in a fierce fight for South Africa’s vote using money. Millions will be spend on campaigns.

The Guptas will donate to ANC and DA, your US sponsors will donate to Agang. And your churches will put their weight behind ACDP.

But who will donate to EFF?

While it is easy to know why cooperates or public individuals will donate to DA or ANC,it’s hard to know why they would donate to EFF.

EFF is not only a threat to South Africa political stability but it’s a threat to economic stability most of these cooperates want. Their donation to EFF would be economic suicide. I highly doubt it would be easy for them to donate.

The only way EFF has been able to raise funds is through membership fees and selling its RED merchandise which the Chinese have quickly faked and managed to get them in South Africa to be sold far away from Malema’s eyes.

Mail and Guardian reported that the ANC, EFF’s enemy spent between 200 and 400 million in the 2009 elections. Rumour has it that they might spend close to a Billion on the upcoming elections.

While I don’t know how much the DA spent in 2009, it won’t be too farfetched to assume they will throw in their own millions in National and Gauteng and Western Cape provincial elections.

Smaller political parties which are a huge threat to business will be too broke to win elections.

National EFF leader Andile mngxitama tweeted that South Africans must SMS EFF to 4 2009 and donate R30. I wonder how many EFF supporters are willing to donate R30 when some 300 of them were too broke to resist Agang’s R12 500 pay cheque.  And how much RED EFF merchandise they will have to sell to be at the same playing field with political parties like ANC and DA that are well funded.


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