EFF names public reps banned from birthday rally

EFF names public reps banned from birthday rally

EFF leader Julius Malema has followed through with his promise to name and shame the party's public representatives who failed to arrange transport for members who wanted to attend the party's birthday rally.

EFF celebration Marikana

The EFF will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Saturday.

The public representatives have also been banned from attending the celebrations.

Malema announced in a briefing last week that the party's public representatives who fail to heed the transport directive will not be allowed to attend the rally.

The directive was given in January, giving the members six months to fundraise for transportation.

"It must be noted that the initial deadline for submissions of organized transportation by all Public Representatives was Wednesday, 31st May 2023," the EFF said in a statement.

"Upon consideration and reflection, the organization granted an extension, extending the deadline to Friday, 30th of June 2023. This means that all Public Representatives had six months to organise transport for their constituencies, with a one-month extension granted.

"Those who failed to comply did so under this context."

The list of more than 400 members includes members of Parliament Vusi Khoza, Phiwaba Madokwe, Brenda Mathevula and Slindile Luthuli.

Malema also vowed further action to be taken against them after the rally.

Scores of EFF supporters from all nine provinces are expected to fill up FNB stadium in Soweto on Saturday in what has been termed "a festival of the poor".

The party held various celebrations in a build-up to the main events including donations to orphanages, the launch of a stage play Leruo, art exhibitions and a music album.


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