Economic Freedom Fighters

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Economic Freedom Fighters
AbbreviationEFF
President & Commander in ChiefJulius Malema
Deputy PresidentFloyd Shivambu
ChairpersonDali Mpofu
Secretary-GeneralGodrich Gardee
SpokespersonMbuyiseni Ndlozi
FounderJulius Malema
Founded26 July 2013 (2013-07-26)
HeadquartersJohannesburg
Student wingEconomic Freedom Fighters Students' Command (EFFSC)
Membership (2014)527,343[1]
IdeologyCommunism
Marxism–Leninism[2][3]
Anti-capitalism[4][5]
Anti-imperialism
Pan-Africanism
Black supremacy (alleged)[source?]
Racial nationalism (alleged)[6]
Political positionFar-left[7][8][9][10][11][12]
International affiliationNone
ColoursRed[4][5][13]
Slogan"People’s Power for Economic Freedom in Our Lifetime"
National Assembly
25 / 400
National Council of Provinces
7 / 90
Pan-African Parliament
0 / 5
Provincial Legislatures
30 / 430
Website
effonline.org

The Economic Freedom Fighters is a South African far left political party. It was formed in 2013 and has representatives at both local and national governments.[14][15][16]

References[change | change source]

  1. Matuma Letsoalo. "EFF targets 1-million membership". The M&G Online. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "EFFOnline". www.effonline.org. Archived from the original on 2018-11-16. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Economic Freedom Fighters Party reignites debate (in English)". Al Jazeera. 14 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Hundreds gather for EFF launch (in English)". News24. 13 October 2013. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  6. "In divided S. Africa, anger at new road tolls proves a powerful unifying force (in English)". Alaska Dispatch. 5 December 2013. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  7. South Africa's Malema says more than 60 ANC MPs will turn on Zuma. Reuters. Authors - Ed Stoddard and Sisipho Skweyiya. Published 21 July 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  8. Schuerkens, Ulrike (2017). Social Changes in a Global World. SAGE. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-5264-1405-2.
  9. Bell, P.M.H.; Gilbert, Mark (2017). The World Since 1945: An International History. Bloomsbury Academic. p. 535. ISBN 978-1-4725-2475-1.
  10. Chaos in parliament as party gets ejected for grilling Zuma over corruption in South Africa. Independent. Author - Lamiat Sabin. Published 13 February 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  11. South African lawmakers disrupt parliament and demand Zuma #PayBackTheMoney Archived 2019-05-08 at the Wayback Machine. AlJazeera. Published 22 August 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  12. South African parliament descends into chaos. Radio New Zealand. Published 13 February 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  13. "Red Tide: From 'economic freedom' to 'white genocide', extremism grabs the spotlight (in English)". Daily Maverick. 14 October 2013. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  14. | Ralph Mathekga: How to win friends and influence people, the EFF way | News24
  15. | Julius Malema launches party political platform | News | National | M&G
  16. Julius Malema of South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters - a profile - BBC News