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EFF not big fans of ‘Die Stem’, choose to sing Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika instead

By Refiloe Phalane

We won’t sing ‘Die Stem’ that was signed by apartheid regime, this is according to the chairperson of  Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Dali Mpofu, who was also the programme manager of the EFF 2016 local elections manifesto in Orlando Stadium at the weekend.

The EFF leaders only sang Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika, “We are not against Afrikaans, said Mpofu. The vice president of EFF Floyed Shivambu introduced the international guest from Botswana, Ian Khama, who claimed that “they also have a corrupt president in Botswana just like in South Africa.” Khama says that the only difference between their president and the president of South Africa is that he has many wives, unlike Botswana president who doesn’t have a wife.

The course of the day continued as they called commander in chief of the EFF, Julius Malema, his opening remarks was that the 2016 local government represent a turning point in the history of South Africa. Malema says these elections are important because the EFF “a revolutionary movement” will be  contesting against the ruling party which is the ANC.  “Party has lost legitimacy at national and local level through their recurrent violation of the Constitution laws,” he said.


Malema thanked 10000 voters who voted for EFF in 2014 “you made a lot of impact because EFF has shaken the Parliament and people who use to sleep are no longer sleeping because there is no time to sleep but time to work”. Malema continued saying the only two party’s that should contest are ANC and the EFF,  this is after the airplane by the Democratic Alliance passed through the Orlando Stadium with their flag written “together for jobs“. Concluding the manifesto, Malema warned the Independent Electoral Commission and the African National Congress calling them “corrupt”, “IEC I warn you bring back the judiciary you must be independent you stole our vote in Alexander and in Gauteng as a province” says Malema.

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