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15 Aug 2013
6:15 pm

EFF has applied for registration – IEC

The Economic Freedom Fighters have submitted documents to register as a political party, the Independent Electoral Commission said on Thursday.

FILE PICTURE: Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema. Picture: Michel Bega.

“They advertised in the Government Gazette of 2 August 2013 which means the 14-day period for objections expires tomorrow [Friday],” the IEC said.

“The electoral commission will start processing the application for registration after that.”

The EFF, led by former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, held its national assembly in Soweto last month. The assembly resolved to launch the EFF as a political party.

At a news briefing on the sidelines of the assembly, Malema said the organisation had secured over 1000 new members at the event. Malema said at the time that the EFF would officially register with the IEC after a few amendments had been made, including changes to its logo.

The EFF logo depicted an arrow instead of a spear, and this was to be changed.

Malema said the party would register with double the required number of members needed to contest the election.

“I was told by the IEC that we should have 500 members to register but we are going register with 1100 new members,” he said.