3,000 delegates from across South Africa on Saturday 12 of December 2019, re-elected radical Marxist pan African, Julius Malema leader of the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
CIC ( Commander in Chief) as he is popularly called was announced for the position of President by Mr. Terry Tselane, without opposition. His deputy, Floyd Shivambu, was also re-elected into the post by the highest decision-making body of the party, National People’s Assembly (NPA)
Julius Malema founded the EFF in 2013 following his expulsion from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and has since led the revolutionary movement.
His re-election would see him lead the party for the next five years.
The following are the six top positions filled by the National People’s Assembly (NPA).
- Commander-in-Chief: Julius Malema (re-elected)
- Deputy President: Floyd Shivambu (re-elected)
- National Chairperson: Veronica Mente (replacing Adv. Dali Mpofu)
- Secretary-General: Marshall Dlamini (replacing Godrich Gardee)
- Deputy Secretary-General: Poppy Raesibe Mailola (replacing Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi)
- Treasurer General: Umpile Maotwe (replacing Leigh-Ann Mathys)
Having changed the South African political space, EFF won 25 seats in the National Assembly, after having secured 6.35% of the national votes, and is looking forward to presenting the strongest changed against the African National Congress (ANC) in next elections.
Malema is indisputable one of the most effective parliamentarians on the continent. The radical Pan Africanist is popular for his sarcastic but forthright character.
Malema is a strong advocate for the nationalization of African mines and land redistribution exclusive of compensation in South Africa. His stance against corruption saw the end of the regime of Jacob Zuma in 2018. In a racist sensitive country, Malema has been drawn in many racism controversies over the year. However, he has remained defiant and unapologetic about his conduct. He has huge youth following on the continent.