By: Staff Reporter
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters in KwaZulu-Natal have expressed their frustration with the organisation, going as far as accusing the leadership of being corrupt and stealing communities’ votes.
A video of supporters tearing party T-shirts has been circulating on social media. The four people, speaking IsiZulu, can be heard saying the party is taking them for granted.
“We no longer want it [EFF]. They are taking us for granted. We no longer want them. We are done with the EFF,” the supporters said.
The supporters further added that the party must leave KwaZulu-Natal and go back to Limpopo, the home province of the party’s president Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu.
“The EFF must go to Limpopo; they are very corrupt. They must leave KZN and go to Limpopo. They stole communities’ votes. There is no corruption that will be fought by them. They are both very corrupt. We will not be led by an idiot. We are working for nothing,” they added.
This comes as the country has been kept busy with the elections of mayors and speakers. The move has irked supporters and members. The EFF has voted with the Democratic Alliance in various metros, helping the DA win mayoral seats in Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, and Tshwane.
That has also seen the ANC being unseated in those cities. Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte has called on members not to lose hope with regards to what is currently transpiring. In a video, she said the party might have lost a lot of what it had worked for, but they have not lost the battle to transform the lives of voters.
“Most of the wards in our communities are still under an ANC ward councillor. This is what we must remember. Our people did not reject us as the DA, the EFF, and others wish to make us believe. What we need to do is to take two steps backwards so we can review what we need to do so that no single municipality in this country will undermine the lives of our people,” she said.
Duarte said, whatever happens, they would be there to ensure the poor also get service delivery.
“Have courage, be strong, and let us move forward. It is time to renew our movement and turn it into the glorious movement from which we all come and our parents. We are the oldest liberation movement on the continent, and we must continue to serve the people of South Africa no matter what and how we are betrayed by people who pretend to be amongst us. Let us close ranks and move forward,” Duarte said.