- EFF President, Julius Malema, recently addressed crowds of supporters in Mpumalanga as celebrations began for the party’s 6th birthday
- Malema called the event a “festival of the poor”
- The big birthday bash includes food, drinks and moving speeches from officials
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) turned 6 this year and the party invited supporters to join them in celebrations held at KaNyamazane Stadium, in Mpumalanga.
Last week, EFF President, Julius Malema, called the event a “festival of the poor”.
Malema spoke at the grand gathering at the stadium, providing the red beret followers with moving words about leadership.
Briefly.co.za saw that the EFF President also touched on a number of other pertinent topics in his address, including the current controversy surrounding South Africa’s Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier this week that the Legal Practice Council will be meeting to consider calls for Public Protector Mkhwebane to be struck from the roll of advocates.
According to Malema, the party is against the removal of Mkhwebane.
This is because of the EFF’s support of Chapter 9 Institutions and not necessarily the Public Protector herself, the party's leader clarified.
While the EFF has been a source of much controversy itself, the party does have a lot to celebrate at their 6th birthday party, considering how the red berets have grown over the last while.
This year, the EFF managed to almost double their number of seats in parliament and, in just 6 years, became an opposition party to be reckoned with.
Hundreds and thousands of ‘fighters’ have joined the EFF leaders in celebrating this legacy.
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