- Julius Malema has shared a special message with South Africa to mark the 7th birthday of the EFF
- His speech focused on the EFF's efforts to pursue land reform and to continue to champion the cause and dignity of the black child
- The party did not celebrate their birthday with a large gathering and rather chose to use to date to mourn those lost to Covid-19
The EFF has celebrated its 7th birthday today, however, they have decided not to have a big party and instead have chosen to spend the day mourning those lost to Covid-19.
Julius Malema has shared a special message with the country as the Economic Freedom Fighters turn 7.
The Economic Freedom Fighters have released a statement announcing that it will be cancelling the usual celebrations for its seventh anniversary on Sunday.
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."
Malema reiterated the EFF's commitment to land reform and will make it to a decade of championing the cause and dignity of the black child.
He sighted colonialism and corruption which has bruised the nation. He particularly mentioned the first European settlers to South Africa and how they treated the native inhabitants.
Here is what Julius Malema had to say:
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that 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.
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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