National 10.8.2016 12:32 pm

We will humble the ANC – EFF

EFF National spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (left),  EFF leader Julius Malema (centre), and EFF National Chairperson Dali Mpofu. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

EFF National spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (left), EFF leader Julius Malema (centre), and EFF National Chairperson Dali Mpofu. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says his party is holding firm to its promise of not partnering with the ‘rejected’ ANC, which will have to ‘learn’ the hard way.

TimesLive is reporting that it has interviewed Ndlozi, who told them that the ANC was now “on the ropes” because of the EFF.

The EFF is apparently keeping leader Julius Malema away from the media while it considers its options.

Ndlozi reportedly said that it was the EFF who had brought down the support of the ANC because their percentage of the vote tallied up with much of what the ANC had lost. He said the EFF was the big difference.

He said that what Malema had said about a council where the ANC failed to get 50% of the vote meant that the voters had sent a message that they wanted the ANC out and for opposition parties to work together.

He listed two reasons against EFF-ANC coalitions: That the ANC were the very people the voters rejected and “we cannot put them back into power now” and that they wanted to give the ANC a “historic lesson in humility. It is us who must instruct them – they must take instruction from us.

“They must learn to be humble and to never again insult the intelligence of our people by behaving in government the way they have been behaving.”

He reportedly, however, also called the DA’s insistence on a “regular review of the EFF’s commitment and adherence to an opposition agreement … myopic”.

He said the party would have to “rise above their racially supremacist egos‚ and whether they can allow themselves to be educated by us”.

He conceded that they would have to find a way to achieve common ground on the highly disputed issue of land and its expropriation, but they would start by focusing on all the disused land that could not “lie fallow” any longer.

He called the latest election a historical opportunity to govern the country better.

 

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