Not fewer than 30 DA members pledge allegiance to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) today.
According to reports, The EFF in Free State at an event held in Botshabelo outside Bloemfontein, welcomed over 30 DA members who abandoned the Democratic Alliance party.
Reporting this, News24 related that former DA caucus member Abe Mosiuoa, is among those who joined the party.
Mosiuoa said he was inspired to abandon the DA because he needed to join a party that would bring change. He alleged that he was “victimized” in his previous party for the past 14 years he served.
“I have wasted my time with the DA. It is evident that the party was going nowhere. The party needs to transform. I joined the DA in 2003 and I regret having done so,” he remarked. And added – “the reason I chose to join the EFF is because their manifesto is very straight forward, it really speaks to people’s needs.”
It was further related that another former DA member, visibly cheerful about his move from DA to the EFF commented that he join the EFF because he needed a party that understands the sufferings of the poor.
“I wanted to see my way forward. I want to continue fighting with the EFF. The party continues to fight for the poor,” Simon Seala stated.
Speaking, EFF’s provincial chairperson, Kgotso Morapela mocked other SA political parties saying: “the EFF is growing in leaps and bounds. While other people are struggling to fill up stadiums in their manifestos, the EFF continues to grow.”
In a ‘statement of commitments’ EFF launched, the party asserted that they are the only new thing that will be happening in the up-coming local government elections.
“It is new in that it is the first time that people will have a choice to vote for the EFF at local government level, all other parties in parliament are not new.
Secondly, the EFF is the first openly socialist political party whose vision is influenced by tilting the scales in favor of the working class and the poor,” the statement read.