Juju Valley: South Africa’s informal settlement of EFF voters

Since 2016, hundreds of supporters of the hard-left Economic Freedom Fighters party live in an informal settlement in Polokwane known as Juju Valley. Named after the EFF leader Julius Malema, residents do not have to pay rent but have to get by with a relative lack of services. According to the EFF, the land was donated by a private owner, but the municipality disputes it this claim.

South Africa’s radical leftist EFF addresses supporters

“The ANC is very scared of you,” Julius Malema, the leader of South Africa’s radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters, tells supporters at the Orlando stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, ahead of the country’s general elections on Wednesday. SOUNDBITE

South Africa’s radical leftist EFF prepare for final rally

South Africa’s radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters – created just six years ago by a former ANC youth leader Julius Malema, gears up for their final major campaign rally ahead of Wednesday’s general elections, with EFF supporters arriving at the Orlando stadium in Soweto in numbers, cheering and dancing as they await leader Julius Malema. IMAGES

Chair politics: Debate between two political parties ends up with scuffles in South Africa

Scuffles erupted during a televised debate between supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Land Party in Cape Town’s suburb of Hout Bay on Friday.
Footage shows the two parties hurling chairs at each other, forcing the South African public broadcaster to call off the event.

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2 members of EFF protest at a university campus in South Africa

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is a far-left political party in South Africa which claims that black people in South Africa are victims of capitalism. They stand for nationalization of natural and economic resources.

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‘Whites should serve Blacks’: Controversial statements by South African party leader spark DEBATE

A National Action Plan against racism has been approved in South Africa. More than 500 race-related complaints were received in the country in the period 2015-2016.

Meanwhile, the leader of the country’s far-left ‘Economic Freedom Fighters’ party has caused controversy by saying that the white population should become domestic workers in black households.

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Ramaphosa: I will sing Masekela’s ‘Thuma Mina’ if EFF win in May

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa jokingly says that if the Economic Freedom Fighters win elections in May, he will sing Hugh Masekela’s song ‘Thuma Mina’ in Parliament. Ramaphosa was delivering his last state-of-the-nation address ahead of the elections, with his party smarting from corruption allegations.

S.Africa’s EFF party supporters arrive ahead of Manifesto launch

Supporters of South Africa’s far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) arrive at Giant Stadium in Soshanguve, Pretoria, ahead of the party’s manifesto launch. IMAGES

ANC passing from ‘one corrupt fellow to another’, says Malema

As South Africa’s ruling ANC party meets to “finalise” the departure of scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma, who has refused to resign, pressure is mounting from opposition parties who have called for early elections. Julius Malema, leader of the radical opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party, says the ANC only wants Zuma to go because it is “time for Cyril’s group to eat”, accusing them of just “swopping from one corrupt fellow, to another corrupt fellow”. SOUNDBITE

Parliament erupts in violence after interruption to Zuma’s speech

A fight broke out between South African lawmakers in parliament on Saturday, as security guards dragged several members of the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) out of the hall in Cape Town. The opposition lawmakers were ejected after interrupting President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation speech.

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