SACP slates EFF at May Day rally

The SACP has called the EFF a band of “clowns” who have “never worked an honest day’s work.”

ANC President Jacob Zuma arrives at the May Day rally flanked by Sidumo Dlamini & Blade Ndzimande. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Communist Party ( SACP) has used a May Day rally in Gauteng to slate the Economic Freedom Fighters ( EFF) calling it a band of "clowns" who have "never worked an honest day's work in their lives."

Cronin has slammed the EFF saying it's made unrealistic promises to workers and must monitor the party closely.

"The Hitlers and Mussolinis of the world rose to prominence, demagogically talking about socialism, but when they were in power, the massacred the trade union movement. They massacred the working class movement.

"The EFF practices the same kind of demagogy that we are also seeing played out on the platinum belt."

Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie, who is an ex-convict, wrote to Malema last week Wednesday calling him a false revolutionary and a danger to South Africa.

Meanwhile, ANC President Jacob Zuma is expected to talk about the ruling party's successes over the past two decades when he delivers the keynote address.

Dozens of entrepreneurs have set up stalls outside the Peter Mokaba Stadium selling a variety of ANC memorabilia to hundreds of supporters.

Workers have been bussed in from all provincial regions of the ANC to hear leaders of the Tripartite Alliance talk about achievements of the past and chart a way forward, just six days before the general elections.

Supporters say they will vote ANC because the party fought for the country's liberation.

"It has done so many things for us. We are here because of the ANC today. It has brought change to our lives."

Cosatu has conceded many more people are still confronted with unemployment, poverty and inequality.