- Musician Ringo has announced to his fans that he is now an EFF supporter
- Previously he supported the ANC but feels that the EFF are doing what’s best for the people he fights for
- He has received a backlash for joining the EFF and has been warned by other industry professionals that his decision may hurt his career
The Economic Freedom Fighters have got themselves a new member after musician Ringo Madlingozi swapped out his black, green and gold for a red beret.
Ringo has not been shy in declaring his switch and has been posting photos of himself in the EFF’s trademark red beret and all red outfits.
He reveals that he was a strong supporter of the ANC for twelve years, but he moved over to the EFF because he supports the party’s ideas on free tertiary education and equal land distribution.
Briefly.co.za learned that the musician believed that his transition should not come as a surprise to any of his fans because he has always been a supporter of the people and he feels that the EFF are trying to do what is best for those on the ground.
Ringo believes that by trading alliances he has made the best decision of his life, however he has received a backlash from some of his supporters who have said that his move will come back to haunt him.
The Sowetan Live reports that Ringo firmly believes that musicians should be able to proudly announce their support for a political party and to not receive criticism for it.
He made his announcement on social media as he began posting pictures of himself in all-red clothing and also sharing some of Julius Malema’s speeches.
Some of his colleagues in the music industry have warned Ringo that he might come to regret being so open about his political views as it might hurt his career further down the line and he already has his fanbase split.
He also argues that his career never suffered when his fans knew that he supported the ANC, so he can’t understand why his affiliation with the EFF would be any different.
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