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Julius Malema’s EFF Officially Recognised as a Political Party

An Inconvenient YouthThe Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has officially recognised Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) as a political party, reports Verashni Pillay for the Mail & Guardian.

“EFF extends its gratitude to the Independent IEC for refusing to bow down to right-wing formations and the current murderous regime, which sought to prevent the registration of EFF as a political party” Malema said, referring to a complaint lodged by the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) to the IEC on the basis that the EFF’s policies on nationalisation were unconstitutional. He also stated that the “EFF will be contesting elections in order to be government, not in order to be a toothless opposition party in various parliaments and legislatures”.

Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has officially been recognised as a political party.

The Independent Electoral Commission confirmed with the Mail & Guardian on Thursday afternoon that the party’s registration to contest next year’s general elections has been approved. They will also be able to contest local elections, according the a statement by the EFF.

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