- EFF national chairman Advocate Dali Mpofu believes his party is largely responsible for the current state of political affairs in South Africa
- Mpofu used his Twitter account to invite people to take a moment to imagine where the country would be without the guiding hand of the EFF
- The EFF bigwig claims the EFF is responsible for uncovering, exposing things like Nkandla, state capture, Zuma’s ties to the Guptas and introducing policies such as land reform
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) national chairman Advocate Dali Mpofu believes the Red Berets are largely responsible for the current political and social climate embracing change which the country finds itself in.
Mpofu (in a now well-versed EFF tactic) took to Twitter to invite South Africans to take a moment out of their day and imagine what and where the country would be if it were not for the strong, capable and brave leadership of the EFF.
Mpofu goes on to list a number of what he calls clues in his tweet which he and the EFF believe are issues which would never have been addressed if the EFF had not taken charge of the situation.
Briefly.co.za gathered that according to Mpofu’s tweet South Africans have the EFF to thank for exposing former president Jacob Zuma on several counts, those being Nkandla, corruption, state capture thanks to his relationship with the Guptas.
Citizen.co.za reported that the list also includes items which the EFF wants to receive credit for introducing, those include land reform (although the ANC and EFF have vastly different ideas about how land reform will be implemented.
Other items the EFF are taking credit for is pressuring the ANC to establish the Inquiry into State Capture which is being led by Deputy-Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, exposing former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s links to the Guptas, better run metro’s thanks to being kingmakers in various hung councils and Parliamentary reforms.
Political analysts agree that the EFF can’t fully lay claim to all of the items on the list but add that the party has had a disproportionally massive impact on South African politics for its size.
The EFF has been incredibly vocal on key topics which have ensured it always has a platform to speak from despite only receiving 6% of the vote in the last election which makes the party a minority even though it is the third biggest party in Parliament.
Political experts say the party has found its voice in a small but important political sphere which was left of centre and had until now been occupied by the ANC.
The EFF has also taken advantage of people’s growing discontent with the ANC which was caused by many years of scandal following former president Jacob Zuma.
Some political experts have said they believe the EFF’s apparent popularity is a shame caused by the party shamelessly touting populist topics which tend to polarize people into either supporting the party of vehemently opposing the party.
Twitter has predictably reacted with the usual mix of support and derision to Mpofu’s claims. Some users basked in the EFF’s glory and backed the party’s claims, but a fair few slammed the EFF and called on the party not to pretend to be holy.
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