Politics South Africa

President Welcomes possible EFF “Homecoming”

There’s a buzz in the air about a possible return of the estranged ANC cadre and current EFF president Julius Malema after President Zuma has recently stated in an interview with ANN7 that ANC had always been open with regards to the EFF coming back to the 105-year-old party. Moreover the MK Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) said yesterday that “There are people who insulted the ANC because of anger, however when they are alone and upon reflection they realise that they made a mistake. They would come back as new members and follow the rules and regulations of the ANC. That is what we would expect from them”.

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President Zuma Interview ANN7

It’s worth mentioning here that the EFF was formed in 2013 after a hostile split from the ANC but still the MKMVA president Kebby Maphatsoe believes that if the EFF decides to come back to the ANC, there would be no judgment .Moreover, even President Zuma has said in his interview to ANN7 that unity is his utmost priority ahead of ANC’s elective conference in December. “The ANC wants unity; it wants many people to come together. We are not going to say no to anybody who wants to work with the ANC, but the specifics can’t be seen now”, he said. Even when he was asked about the question regarding the EFF, he said that its top leadership (Malema) originates from the ANC.

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He further stated that, “They want to hear content. That is the difficulty the EFF is facing. The EFF was not created because they disagreed with the policies of the ANC. That possibility of the EFF returning, I am sure people might come to their senses and say is it not helping the country to shout at one another everyday instead of working together to change South Africa. I think its inability to create a policy better than the ANC’s is the EFF’s dilemma. Can the EFF say that they are better than the ANC?” Zuma also pushed the fact further that people didn’t blindly believe the EFF just because they supported “Loud” opinions.

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