EFF celebrates as ‘fight to liberate the poor’ grinds on

EFF leader Julius Malema addressing hundreds of community members in NU3 in Mdantsane, East London
EFF leader Julius Malema addressing hundreds of community members in NU3 in Mdantsane, East London
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Five years in, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) reports growth and stability and on Saturday hosts their biggest rally yet.

Commander-in-chief Julius Malema speaks to Daily Dispatch politics reporter Simthandile Ford about the party’s five-year journey and shares his views on the Eastern Cape.

EXCLUSIVE | Malema talks about the EFF’s journey since the party was formed five years ago

It has been five years in the political space. How has the journey been?

It has been an exciting journey. When I think of where we started, when nobody wanted to associate with us.

The EFF on June 26 2018 celebrates its fifth birthday. We take a look back at what the party has achieved over the past 5 years. Subscribe to TimesLIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive

We were taboo. We had no funds for anything, we had serious financial challenges at a time we had to contest elections – in a few months. I was reminded of that time when I did door-to-door [visits]. People reminded us that we came to East London and invited them to the stadium but never came to fetch them. There was no money. - For more on this story go to: 

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