By Emily Setona
QWAQWA – The opposition Economic Freedom Front (EFF) celebrated its 10th anniversary on the July 26 at Naledi Mall under the theme ‘10 years later and we are still here despite what the doomsayers had to say when EFF was first established in 2013’.
The regional chairperson of the Free State EFF, Mohau Molwelwe, says the political party has really come a long way in the district municipality of Thabo Mofutsanyana.
“We decided to celebrate this 10-year anniversary looking back at how the EFF has grown from strength to strength despite what people were saying at the time, because a lot of people thought we would not last as a political party.
“But we have proven a lot of people wrong and even the support we have in the Thabo Mofutsanyana district has grown immensely over the years,” Molwelwe said.
Addressing the crowd, the provincial chairperson Coach Liphoko, said the generational mission of the EFF is to fight for economic freedom and that as a political party they are determined to help the community of Maluti –A – Phofung to overcome the scourge of poverty and unemployment that plagues this community.
“The generational mission of the ANC was to get political freedom for the black people of South Africa, but we as the EFF when taking up the fight from where our freedom fighters left off, we say our generational mission is to fight for economic freedom for our people because that is what is needed during this time,” Liphoko said.
Jubilant EFF supporters who were dressed in their party regalia cheered as the provincial chairperson motivated them with his speech.
Speaking to The Guard, a young member of the EFF Lebusetso Moloi said: “I am very proud to be here today celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the EFF because I love the EFF and everything that it stands for. I am very proud that we have proven a lot of people wrong because they said that we wouldn’t last.”