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EFF to visit De Doorns

The area was the site of violent strikes by farm workers over low wages.

FILE: An EFF supporter holds up a symbol of the party at their official launch in Marikana on 13 October 2013. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - With the general elections around the corner, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will be campaigning for votes in De Doorns in the Western Cape on Saturday.

Between November 2012 and January 2013, hundreds of workers embarked on often violent strikes over low wages.

Some workers claimed to be earning as little as R69 per day.

Hundreds of hectares of vineyards were torched in Hex River Valley and in several other Western Cape farming communities late last year.

EFF's Western Cape premier candidate Nazier Paulsen will be visiting the area to speak to labourers.

"There is 12,500 hectares of table grape farms in the area and only 46 hectares are owned by black farmers. This cannot be the case in a democratic South Africa, there has been no transformation."