EFF turns 5: How SA fell in love with the People's Bae

EFF turns 5: How SA fell in love with the People's Bae

On Thursday, the Economic Freedom Fighters celebrated its fifth anniversary and it is evident a lot of South Africans love them.

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Within only half a decade, the EFF won over a lot of citizens and some members of Juju's party is more loved than others.

One man in particular stole the hearts of South Africans, which led to him being dubbed the People's Bae.

So, in honour of the EFF turning five, Briefly.co.za decided to gather a few facts about the beloved Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

1. Humble beginnings

Ndlozi was born in 1985 and he was raised by a single mother in a township in the Vaal region of Gauteng, called Evaton.

2. The moment he decided to pursue politics

At the tender age of seven, Ndlozi was “brought into political consciousness” when he saw how the apartheid forces arrested his uncle following his involvement with the underground liberation movement.

His uncle's arrest opened Ndlozi's eyes to the “racist, colonial and capitalist” oppression in South Africa at the time.

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3. A talented young man

Ndlozi is not only academically gifted, but he also has an amazing musical talent- which helped him get the nickname the People's Bae.

The youngest EFF member went on to obtain several degrees and he even graduated with a PhD in December 2017.

4. Political career

Like the EFF leader, Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu, Ndlozi was also part of the ANC Youth League before joining the Economic Freedom Fighters.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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