EFF MPs face 12 month trial run
EFF leader Julius Malema says EFF MPs will have one year to prove themselves and reach certain targets.
JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says members sent to parliament will have to sign a contract stating they will not litigate against the party, should they be removed from their positions.
Malema addressed hundreds of supporters at the Innesfree Park in Sandton on Saturday, where the party celebrated its recent success in the 2014 general election.
The party, which is less than a year old, was placed third in the election, securing 6.35 percent of the vote.
Malema says EFF Members of Parliament (MPs) will have a12 month period to prove themselves and if certain targets are not achieved, they will be removed.
"If I can't deliver I must be recalled. I must not take the organisation to court because they know that those positions are EFF positions and not their positions."
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Meanwhile, the party's Western Cape convenor believes that for the first time ever the poor will have a voice in the Provincial Legislature.
Forty-two members from four political parties are set to take up their newly won seats in the Legislature on Wednesday this week.
One of them is the EFF's Nazier Paulsen, who is the only person representing his party there.
Paulsen says he is excited and will put the interests of the poor first.
"There are serious service delivery problems in the Western Cape that have to be addressed if we want to have a society that is more equal."