- The deputy president of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Floyd Shivambu, discussed the merits of his party's manifesto recently
- The deputy was adamant that his party was worthy of South Africa's trust
- Shivambu maintained that no member of the party has, thus far, been proven guilty
Floyd Shivambu has pointed out that no member of the Economic Freedom Fighters has been found guilty of any wrong doing. The deputy president of the party was discussing the recent manifesto launch this weekend.
When asked if South Africa could trust the party not to engage in the corruption they condemned in their manifesto, he maintained that:
" We can say, without any fear of contradiction, that none in the leadership of the EFF has been implicated in any form of corruption. There have been attempts, of course, like the VBS. "
Refering to his implication in the looting of VBS Mutual Bank, Floyd responded that no one had backed up their allegations with substantial evidence:
"We have opened up everything, to the revenue collector, to Parliament, the law enforcement agencies, to say that 'Come and scrutinize what we have dealt with internally in the EFF.' "
Speaking to the eNCA, Shivambu explained that the manifesto had aimed to make specific promises instead of broad statements.
The deputy explained that the party had done it's best to steer clear of broad, sweeping statements, that he feels have become the norm for election manifestos.
When questioned on where the party would find the funds for their ambitious manifesto, Shivambu replied that the manifesto had planned the financial aspects out.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the party is confident, should the country improve tax collection, the nation will have the funds it needs to improve service delivery.
Shivambu explained that, with improved tax collection, South African could increase it's tax income by as much as 100% in the next 5 years.
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