More than 400 public representatives will miss the festivities of the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) 10th Anniversary celebration on Saturday.
Yesterday, the party announced that it has banned 428 representatives for failing to organise transport to ferry members to attend the rally.
Members of the EFF from all nine provinces will paint the town red as they intend to fill the FNB stadium, which takes over 94 000 people.
The party has made public the list of names of the people who will be barred from the celebration.
They include several EFF Members of Parliament.
The EFF’s Statement on Public Representatives Who Failed to Organise Transport for Their Constituencies for the EFF 10th Anniversary Rally
-All of those whose names appear on the respective lists below, are banned from attending the 10th Anniversary Rally of the EFF, and further… pic.twitter.com/2kV3YG3YFO
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) July 26, 2023
The party says a directive was given to all party leaders to arrange transport for the constituencies they claim to represent.
According to EFF’s National spokesperson, Leigh-Anne Mathys, the representatives were given six months to organise transport.
“Further consequences will be against them and all those who have procured a certain amount of transportation, but did not meet the requisite target.”
The decision by the EFF has been met with mixed reactions from members of the public.
A political party has to be strict about numbers and targets. Politics is a numbers game, that’s the bottom line.
It seems to me that the EFF is working aggressively to have a “Get out the vote” operation that is effective.
Ground game is going to be the difference in 2024. pic.twitter.com/gXnOu192kq
— Africa Research Desk (@MightiJamie) July 27, 2023
CIC Julius Malema is correct by disciplining freeloaders , factions are created by such people .He must get rid of them finish n klaar 🤔 pic.twitter.com/AF3OvTH0kn
— The Special one🇿🇦 (@Nhleiks5) July 27, 2023
Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza