- Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters donated a cow to residents living in Phokwane, Northern Cape
- Many South Africans believe that the gesture was a politically motivated attempt to secure votes from the area
- South African citizens took to social media to share their disdain on the matter and call out the political party
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NORTHERN CAPE - The Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) recent gesture has left a bad taste in the mouths of some South Africans after members of the political party slaughtered a cow to feed supporters in Phokwane, Northern Cape.
The feast came as political parties across the country are preparing for ward by-elections.
The EFF’s Secretary-General Marshall Dlamini told a crowd in the rainy downpour that its time for residents to help themselves since the government has failed them. TimesLIVE reported that Dlamini urged residents to ‘remove’ the African National Congress (ANC) from their communities since the party has continued to make empty promises to them.
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Many South Africans took to social media to call out the Red Berets for trying to buy votes while others applauded the grand gesture.
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In a video posted on Twitter, the party shared:
“People of Ward 3 in Phokwane, in the Northern Cape, cooking the cow donated by the EFF to the community yesterday.”
Here’s what Tweeps had to say:
“Xem buying support and membership of the poor with cow meat. How many times will EFF donate a cow? Treating the poor cheap.”
“Poor people are given one cow, which costs less than R20 000, to eat and finish in one day. A dagga-smoking king, who gets a salary from the government, receives a car donation worth more than R1 million to use for several years. The Foreign Fighters really undermine and hate poor people.”
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“Buying votes by a piece of meat #VoetsekEFF.”
“The party you voted for does nothing to the people only available during the election.”
“EFF donates a cow, people slaughter it_ wasn't there any other use for it(nurture it for milk or sell it for money).”
“Donating a cow is a temporary solution - teach them how to fish so they can fend for themselves.”
Diepsloot: EFF criticises police over treatment of people after protests
Briefly News previously reported The Economic Freedom Fighters have slammed the police for what way in which they arrested people following the protests in Diepsloot.
According to reports, police officers were allegedly asking people to identify body parts using indigenous South African languages in an effort to establish if they were SA citizens if they did not have their passport or ID book on them.
SABC News reported that those who failed to use the correct language were ordered to identify themselves. The EFF took exception to this and called the police out on their behaviour.
Source: Briefly News