Provincial Command Team - Economic Freedom Fighter

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DATE: 13 APRIL 2015
The leadership of the Economic Freedom Fighters in the province is pleased to witness the
consistent growth of the organization in all regions of the province of KwaZulu Natal which is an
outcome and a reflection of genuine and sustained unity and cohesion within the party post the
Provincial Peoples’ Assembly which took place almost a month ago. The rapid and consistent
growth is also a strong indication that EFF is not a small regionalist formation supported by a
section of a particular tribe or ethnicity but a nationwide peoples movement that is certainly going
to seize power and govern South Africa in the near future despite the wishes of detractors.
We are strongly disturbed by the widely reported incidents of violent attacks on fellow Africans who
hail from other parts of the continent. EFF KZN rejects the notion that our brothers and sisters from
the continent from be referred to as foreigners when they are inside the continent of Africa. This is
more ridiculous when we note that people who came here by ship and committed genocide to
violently take away the land from its rightful owners, the indigenous people, have been left to enjoy
freely enjoy the legacy of their forefathers barbaric and savage acts of conquest. The attacks on
fellow Africans are a strong reminder that we have an unfinished revolution in South Africa which
must comprehensively resolve both land and national questions.
For the record the EFF KZN condemns contemptuously these attacks on fellow Africans and is
clear that they are signal of misdirected anger that has piled up inside the still oppressed and
exploited African majority and blacks in general in South Africa more than two decades into
democracy. The ruling Africa National Congress has failed dismally to translate the socioeconomic rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights of the constitution of the republic into practical lived
experience where our people enjoy good quality lives, with adequate housing, decent jobs and
free education. To the contrary, poverty continues to have a colour and location in this country. It is
African majority in the villages, townships and shack-dwellers on the outskirts of majority cities
who are the epitome of squalor, destitution and utter hopelessness. Condemned to chronic
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hunger, unemployment and misery our people are directing their anger to wrong people. It is not
fellow Africans from the rest of the continent who disposed us of our land. It is not fellow Africans
who control the commanding heights of the economy.
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We strongly welcome the defacing and uprooting of all statues and other symbols of white
domination and the genocides they committed before erecting those statues. We believe this is a
program that is long overdue however we delighted it is now taking place and we are part of it and
leading it in many instances. We are completely certain that statues of racist white dictatorship and
mass murderers have no place in a democratic South Africa and expect progressive white citizens
to support and participate in this program which we also interpret to be the beginning of the Black
Cultural Revolution that should have taken place alongside the seizure of political power in 1994.
As part of our founding documents and 7 cardinal pillars the EFF KZN is delighted to announce
that we are also driving the Land Occupation Program which was also part of the resolutions takes
at our first National People’s Assembly in December last year. As a Fanonian party we take
seriously the words of Frantz Fanon when he says , ‘ the first and most important thing for an
oppressed people, not only because it gives food and shelter but also that it restores dignity, IS
THE LAND’. Without the land we cannot truly liberate our people. Our minerals are in the land,
beneath the soil. The food is in the land. Houses will be built on the land. The industrial expansion
and beneficiation of commodities will need manufacturing plants, factories and new cities to be
built. All these activities without exception require the land. We are therefore saying we have
already earmarked unused portion of land where we are already helping our people settle in.
We also note and warmly welcome the outcomes of the National Disciplinary Committee on the
case of the group of three. The NDC decided to expel three national MPs of EFF who previously
served on the Central Command Team, the highest decision making body of our organization in
between national conferences. This is a reflection that nobody is above this glorious organization
regardless of status and position within it. Through this decision we are also sending a very strong
message that we are a highly disciplined Marxist-Leninist-Fanonian formation that has zero
tolerance for anarchist behavior.
We note with grave concern the extent to-which SARS has degenerated such that it now
moonlights as a branch of the ANC where strategies and tactics of persecuting and characterassassinating those deemed as a threat to the (fast dwindling) electoral hegemony of the ruling
party. The Zuma administration has made a name for itself in crippling reputable state institutions
into instruments of destroying political opponents. We urge SARS to honor its end of the bargain in
terms of the agreement it made with the Commander-In-Chief President Julius Malema so that the
matter in question is swiftly concluded and laid to rest so that the President focuses fully on
Ground Floor; Garvock Building; No. 10 Umbilo Road; Durban – 4001; KZN
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Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
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leading EFF to win national elections and provide proper leadership and sound governance for
South Africa. No amount of harassment and demonization by SARS will stop the EFF or its
President from demonstrating that EFF is the only alternative from the underwhelming,
incompetent and corrupt ANC governance.
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Finally we are excited to share that the President will be with us in Durban on the 27th April 2015
and deliver a keynote address at a shack-dwellers festival. This will be preceded by a Gala Dinner
the night before where the business and professional communities of Durban and KZN will engage
and socialize with the top leadership of EFF including the President. Specific details will follow in
due course.
Cmsr. Vukani Ndlovu
Provincial Chairperson
073 359 0479
Cmsr. Jackie Shandu
Deputy Chairperson
061 445 5632
Ground Floor; Garvock Building; No. 10 Umbilo Road; Durban – 4001; KZN
Phone: 078 685 6978 / 078 498 7023
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]