/LIVE | EFF members raise voices over heavy-handed security guards

LIVE | EFF members raise voices over heavy-handed security guards

2019-12-15 11:01

The EFF turns its attention to the election of the Central Command Team and policy discussions on the third day of its second National People’s Assembly.

The Economic Freedom Fighters delegates attending the party’s second National People’s Assembly will nominate and vote for the Central Command Team, the highest decision-making body between assemblies.

Late on Saturday night, the party’s top six officials were all elected unopposed.

The rest of Sunday will be spent discussing the EFF’s policy documents, as well as the three reports, namely the political report, the organisational report and the treasurer’s report.

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Delegates have now moved onto the work of the day, discussing the content of the three reports presented yesterday.



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Malema says the party must train the DOR to deal with legitimate delegates.

“But when it comes to rascals and any agent provocateur they must deal with it decisively without thinking twice in protection of the red flag, the EFF. We are in crisis here. People attack our meetings all the time … The police are hostile to the EFF. They belong to the regime which is hostile to the EFF.”



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EFF President Julius Malema started speaking about minutes ago. He addressed concerns raised about the DOR guards.

He starts by blasting those who raised concerns and called for marshalls to be deployed, as opposed to the DOR.

“Don’t be excited. You just stand up here and say, ‘We don’t want DOR! We don’t want DOR!’ A product of DOR. You come from disrupted conferences that were protected by DOR, you come here you get excited. You must never be excited. For us to be here those people of DOR had to put their lives at risk.”



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Meanwhile …

PS: Moonsamy was the party’s treasurer general until she resigned.



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Delegates gathered to discuss the party’s three reports – political, organisational, finance – have used this morning’s plenary session to raise concerns about the DOR.

Many say they don’t want the DOR to guard the event, they would prefer marshals.



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It’s understood at least two people were injured when pepper spray was used during a scuffle after voting for the top six.

Delegates were unhappy with the treatment of their fellow members.



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The programme has started where it actually ended during the early hours of this morning – with concerns about the treatment of some delegates by the EFF’s security guards, the Defenders of the Revolution.



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We’re back for day three of the EFF’s second National People’s Assembly.

Sheldon Morais, News24 assistant editor for fast news, here.

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