Economic Freedom Fighters

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Economic Freedom Fighters
Abbreviation EFF
President & Commander in Chief Julius Malema
Deputy President Floyd Shivambu
Chairperson Dali Mpofu
Secretary-General Godrich Gardee
Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
Founder Julius Malema
Founded 26 July 2013 (2013-07-26)
Split from African National Congress
Headquarters Johannesburg
Student wing Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command (EFFSC)
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left
International affiliation None
Colours Red
Slogan "People’s Power for Economic Freedom in Our Lifetime"
National Assembly
25 / 400
National Council of Provinces
7 / 90
Pan-African Parliament
1 / 5
Provincial Legislatures
30 / 430
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (council)
30 / 270
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (council)
6 / 120
City of Cape Town (council)
7 / 231

The Economic Freedom Fighters is a South African far-left political party. It was founded by Julius Malema and his allies in 2013 and went on to contest the 5th South African General Election 2014 and won 1,169,259 votes coming in third behind the African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance respectively.

External links


  1. Instagram, EFF South Africa/ Economic Freedom Fighters, 14 February 2019
  2. Facebook, Economic Freedom Struggle// Economic Freedom Fighters, 14 February 2019
  3. Twitter, EFF South Africa/ Economic Freedom Fighters, 14 February 2019
  4. Citizen, EFF slams Mboweni’s ‘sinister’ attempts to appoint ‘incompetent’ Sars boss, 14 February 2019
  5. EWN, EFF raises concerns over process of appointing new Sars boss, 14 February 2019
  6. SA History, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), 14 February 2019
  7. News24 EFF seeks leaders who have integrity for top posts as it quietly puts together list conference, 14 February 2019