Disgruntled EFF Members in KZN Consider Joining Splinter Party African Economic Freedom, Irritating Mzansi

Disgruntled EFF Members in KZN Consider Joining Splinter Party African Economic Freedom, Irritating Mzansi

  • EFF members in KwaZulu-Natal are allegedly considering leaving the party for a new splinter organisation
  • Councillors are reportedly unhappy with the Red Berets' decision to dump the IFP in favour of the ANC
  • The formation of yet another party has annoyed South Africans who claim there are already too many political organisations in SA

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KWAZULU-NATAL - Some members of the Economic Freedom Fighters are reportedly considering jumping ship to a splinter party, the African Economic Freedom (AEF).

Disgruntled EFF members in KZN are considering leaving the party
Disgruntled EFF members in KZN are considering jumping ship to a new splinter party. Image: Deaan Vivier & stock image
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This comes after the Red Berets decided to work with the African National Congress to oust the Inkhata Freedom Party in hung municipalities in the KwaZulu-Natal.

The move has left a sour taste in the mouths of several EFF councillors in the province, who have expressed displeasure with the new direction the party has taken, The Citizen reported.

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EFF councillors aren't happy about national leadership changing its tune on ANC

Some councillors told The Witness that flip-flopping has made councillors seem dishonest and unprincipled.

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A councillor complained that a few months ago that national leadership had them going around telling people that the ruling party was rotten and corrupt and should not be voted for. Now the councillors must return to those same people and convince them to support the ANC.

The AEF was started by former EFF provincial secretary Sifiso Mthethwa, who confirmed that disgruntled members were looking for a new party to call home.

EFF provincial chairperson Mongezi Twala rubbishes claims of dissatisfaction

The EFF chairperson in KZN, Mongezi Twala said, claimed all party structures in the province are fully behind the national leadership's decision to dump its agreement with the IFP.

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Twala claimed the party's councillors and mayors aren't happy with the IFP and feel the cooperative agreement does not benefit the Red Berets.

South Africans slam the formation of EFF splinter party African Economic Freedom

The formation of African Economic Freedom has gotten on the nerves of South Africans. Citizens complained that there were too many political parties on the ballot sheets.

Below are some comments:

Mxolisi Manfred slammed:

"The ballot paper keeps getting longer and longer. Everyone is just power hungry, it has nothing to do with the citizens."

Sandra Cunningham said:

"More useless parties popping up simply because they all want to be in charge."

Vho Driver Lishivha Sirunwa claimed:

"They will fail like those who did it before them."

Derick Delange asked:

"Another splinter party? Are we having a party competition here?"

Adriaan Theron complained:

"Keep on creating more parties. Divide and die!"

Sona debate 2023: EFF submits motion of no confidence in national speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

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In another story, Briefly News reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters members are settling scores after being kicked out of Parliament at the State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday, 9 February.

During the Sona debate, EFF leader Julius Malema announced that the party had filed a motion of no confidence against National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula for throwing the Red Berets out.

Chaos erupted at the Sona when President Cyril Ramaphosa tried to deliver his speech to the country. The EFF would not allow Ramaphosa to speak because of the Independent Panel's Section 89 report regarding the Phala Phala farm theft.

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Lerato Mutsila (Current affairs editor) Lerato Mutsila is a journalist with 3 years of experience. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Pearson Institute of Higher Education in 2020, majoring in broadcast journalism, political science and communication. Lerato joined the Briefly News current affairs desk in August 2022. Mutsila is also a fellow of the 2021/2022 Young African Journalists Acceleration programme, which trained African journalists in climate journalism. You can contact Lerato at lerato.mutsila@breifly.co.za

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