Source: Mliswa gets invite for EFF elections manifesto launch – NewsDay Zimbabwe April 25, 2016
FORMER Zanu PF legislator Temba Mliswa and members of his newly-formed pressure group Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (Yard) have been invited for the launch of South Africa’s opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)’s local government election manifesto on Saturday.
BY OBEY MANAYITI
Part of the invitation letter signed by one Matsepo Khumalo from EFF leader Julius Malema’s office read: “The Economic Freedom Fighters invites you to join us and the masses of our supporters as we celebrate the launch of the 2016 Local Government Elections Manifesto revolutionary economic emancipation movement.”
In the invitation letter, Khumalo described EFF as a radical and militant economic emancipation movement that brings together revolutionary, fearless, radical, and militant activists, workers’ movements, non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations and lobby groups under the umbrella of pursuing the struggle for economic emancipation.
He said they valued international solidarity with other like-minded organisations.
“The EFF understands that its political programmes and vision are connected to the struggles of all oppressed, underprivileged and exploited people of the world. We value sound international solidarity and relations whose aim is about collective upliftment and development of all people in the world,” he said.
Mliswa yesterday said he was elated to be invited, adding they had hired a bus to carry Yard members to the event.
“This is very significant to us as Yard. Quite clearly, EFF stands for what the youths under Yard are trying to bring in terms of being in the elective offices such as councillors and MPs,” he said.
“EFF has been doing some commendable work in South Africa, such as making every leader accountable to the people, particularly President (Jacob Zuma). That would have not happened if there were no younger people pushing for that.
“Zimbabwean youths must be practical and this is the lesson I hope they will learn from EFF. That party is now the voice of the voiceless and most of our youths suffered intimidation, fear and lack of confidence in achieving elective offices.”
Zuma was recently shamed after the South African ConCourt ruled that he had failed to uphold the Constitution when he ignored a State order to personally pay the costs for the construction of part of the upgrade such as the visitor’s centre‚ amphitheater‚ cattle kraal‚ chicken run and swimming pool at his Nkandla residence.