The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is a political party that was founded by former ANC Youth League President Julius Malema in 2013. The EFF is currently the third-largest party in the South African Parliament and one of ANC's biggest competitors.
The political party is known to be controversial in its ways. Briefly.co.za explores the top 3 moments that the political party had in 2020.
The EFF has never made it a secret that they want to dethrone the ANC as the leaders of South Africa. The political party goes to great lengths to fight for the rights of black South Africans. Briefly.co.za takes a look at the top 3 moments the EFF had last year.
1. The Brackenfell High saga
Brackenfell High in Cape Town came under fire when it was found out that the school had allegedly allowed parents to organise a white-only event in October 2020. The EFF retaliated and led protests at the school fighting against racism.
The political party insisted on a "complete shutdown" and said that they would not be letting up. EFF President Julius Malema led the protests and was active on social media, even going as far as saying: "Bring it on!".
2. Clicks protest
Haircare brand TRESSemmé and Clicks were in hot water when a controversial advertisement featured on the Clicks website. The advert had insinuated that black women had damaged hair and it was not received well by the public.
In true EFF fashion, the political party decided to protest at various Clicks outlets all over the country. In a video clip that was circulating online, Julius Malema said that the EFF was fighting specifically against Clicks and not Shoprite or Checkers.
3. Getting kicked out of SONA
The EFF promised that they would be interrupting President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) back in February 2020. Before the president could even get a word in, EFF leader Julius Malema called for the removal of former president FW de Klerk.
Shortly after SONA resumed, the EFF began disrupting it again and they were asked to leave and kicked out by Speaker Modise.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the EFF came to Julius Malema's defence after a clip of his jol went viral. President Cyril Ramaphosa recently placed the blame of the second wave on 'super-spreader' gatherings.
Julius Malema recently was the centre of controversy when a clip of him dancing during the festive season went viral. While the clip went viral on multiple pages, Malema has since deleted the original post from his Instagram.
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