- Although the EFF has cancelled its birthday celebrations in light of the serious nature of the Covid-19 pandemic
- This has not stopped fans and members from wishing the political party a very happy 7th birthday
- Social media was trending with the hashtag #EFFTurns7 and social media was flooded with messages for the party
Today marks the 7th anniversary of the founding of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). This year there will not be a huge gathering of EFF members in light of the ongoing Caovid-19 pandemic.
The Economic Freedom Fighters have released a statement announcing that it will be cancelling the usual celebrations for its seventh anniversary on Sunday.
Briefly.co.za learned that instead, the party has opted to call on members to mourn those who have lost the battle against Covid-19 amid the current pandemic, explaining that:
"This day would normally be marked with jubilation, but we cannot, in good conscience, celebrate while over 6 343 people in South Africa have died and there are at least 421 996 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country. Worldwide there are over 15 million confirmed cases and over 630 000 deaths."
This has not stopped South Africans from wishing the EFF a happy 7th birthday. Social media has been flooded with messages to the EFF, wishing the party a very happy birthday.
Here are some messages from fans and members of the EFF:
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters have released a statement announcing that it will be cancelling the usual celebrations for its seventh anniversary on Sunday.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters have issued a statement on the alleged tenders handed to Madzikane Diko, the husband of President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Khusela Diko.
In response to these allegations, the EFF says that it is 'disgusted by the apparent conflict of interest that resulted in the awarding of a tender to provide Personal Protective Equipment' to the Gauteng Health Department.
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