The Economic Freedom Fighters in Limpopo has attributed its growth in 2019’s general election to its radical socio-economic policies. The party has gained one more seat in the provincial legislature while the ANC and DA dropped slightly.

One of the country’s youngest political formations, but the meteoric rise of the EFF has caught many off guard. Recently, the party handed out agricultural equipment to small scale farmers in Seshego.

Its firebrand leader Julius Malema has also been caught on the wrong side of the law for allegedly instructing his followers to occupy any piece of land they desired.

EFF’s provincial secretary in Limpopo, Jossey Buthane, says the party is growing because it practices what it preaches.

Although the EFF is adamant it has been gaining strength due to the relatively weakened ANC and DA, political analysts beg to differ.

Although not in power, the EFF is optimistic it will win a few municipalities in the 2021 local government elections.

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