Vuyani Pambo celebrates his birthday today, 12 August and the EFF has congratulated him on social media, calling him a soft and caring giant. He also happens to be one of South Africa's youngest politicians.
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The EFF took to social media to congratulate him with this message:
"Happy birthday to this soft and caring giant, the spokesperson of the mighty @EFFSouthAfrica who is selfless and strong-willed, Cmsr @vuyanipambo you are deeply loved and cared for. We are very close to economic freedom in our lifetime, more life malume kaMongameli!"
He is relatively new to politics and has an interesting story of how he became involved with politics and the EFF.
Breifly.co.za found five interesting facts about the young revolutionary:
1. He really is a soft and caring giant.
Vuyani is an impressive 1.98 metres tall and loves debating and reading.
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2. He is clever
He won a scholarship to St David’s Marist private school in Sandton. Before that, he attended the township schools of Ekuthuleni and Holy Cross. An impressive feat for a child from a township, his potential was already impressing people back then.
3. He was involved in the #FeesMustFall campaign
He was the chairperson of the EFF at Wits during the #FeesMustFall campaign. It was during this campaign that he rose to prominence and was arrested a number of times.
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4. He won a South African Film and TV Award
Vuyani received a South African Film and TV Award (Safta) in 2019 for his documentary Everything Must Fall.
5. He is the spokesperson for the EFF
In February 2020 Vuyani became the new spokesperson for the EFF, he had previously been head of the party's student command.
Earlier, Floyd Shivambu, the Deputy President of the EFF, did not mince his words. He posted a very strongly-worded upload on social media calling President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa a liar.
Briefly.co.za learned that Shivambu was referring to the statement made by Ramaphosa on commitments that 40% of government procurement would be reserved for businesses owned by women, while pointing out that South Africa still buys 95% of its personal protective equipment (PPE) from China.
In other news, Rumani, who goes by the social media handle of @RealMrumaDrive, has posted a hilarious photoshopped picture online. The photo depicts what he believes South African politics would look like if it were a boxing match.
He placed Cyril Ramaphosa and Julius Malema opposite each other with various members of the ANC and EFF acting as hype men in the background. He skilfully chose hilarious facial expressions for the characters.
Briefly.co.za learned that he captioned the pic with:
"If SA politics was a boxing match."
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