Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) National Spokesperson Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has rubbished claims that the party’s top six positions have already been decided on and the second National People’s Assembly is only a rubber stamp of the decision.
The party’s 3 800 delegates gathered in Nasrec, Johannesburg, will vote for new leaders tomorrow.
EFF leader Julius Malema is widely expected to retain his position. However, the positions of Secretary-General and Deputy President might be contested.
Ndlozi says they’ll use a secret ballot system and every delegate is entitled to nominate a candidate of their choice.
“The people of South Africa, if they are watching they will all have the opportunity to see what is going to unfold. I’m saying to you with 3 800 people who have the opportunity to raise whatever name from the floor and who has the opportunity to vote in a secret ballot in a free and fair election. I think those are grounds to expect any surprise,” says Ndlozi.
Meanwhile, EFF students command and fellow young people within the party say the National People’s Assembly should strongly consider introducing women’s command.
SABC News spoke to some of them during registration at the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg.
Below are some of their expectations from the conference: