Malema: Officials who can't fill buses banned from rally

Malema: Officials who can't fill buses banned from rally

EFF leader Julius Malema has warned the party's public representatives they will need to fill their respective buses with supporters if they want to attend the EFF's 10th birthday celebrations. 

EFF Leader Julius Malema

Malema briefed the media on Thursday at Uncle Tom Community Hall in Soweto ahead of the party's 10th-anniversary rally at FNB Stadium.

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.

Malema said the anniversary rally will be an occasion to be celebrated by all sectors of society.

At the same time, he warned the party's public representatives who fail to heed the transport directive will not be allowed to attend the rally.

Action will also be taken against them after the rally.

"On the 1st of January 2023, the EFF gave a directive to all its public representatives from councillors, members of the provincial legislatures and members of parliament to arrange transportation for their constituencies to attend the 10th anniversary rally.

"This directive was given to ensure that public representatives bring those that they claim to represent to the celebration of the EFF and to ensure that the people of South Africa from all walks of life are part of this event.

"We commend all those who have complied with the organisational directive without fail, all those public representatives who failed to comply, including members of the central command and war council of the EFF, are prohibited from attending the birthday celebration at the FNB Stadium."

He says the party had initially expected 3258 buses from representatives throughout the party's nine provinces, but only 1324 buses have been confirmed.

"The EFF will publish the names of the representatives who are banished from attending on Tuesday.

"Action will be taken against them immediately after the rally irrespective of the position they hold in the public and the EFF," added Malema.

The party will also host a gala dinner at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg two days before the main event.

"All officials of the EFF, central command team members, members of parliament, and members of the provincial legislatures are expected to sell tickets to the gala dinner. If they fail, their names will be published to the public," said Malema.


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