EFF has dedicated itself to taking power through the vote - Dali Mpofu

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has often been characterised by some political pundits as a militaristic and fascist organisation, despite its successes in holding government leaders to account.

The party and some of its members have been riddled with controversy over the past year, at times because of their radical political statements.

READ: 'By appeasing EFF you legitimise the reemergence of fascism'

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Eusebius McKaiser sat down with the party's National Chairperson Dali Mpofu and political analyst Prince Mashele to discuss the EFF's position and whether the party is losing the plot.

Referring to the EFF's constitution and Julius Malema's leadership style, Mashele insists that the party is characterised by fascism.

Fascism believes in violence as a redemptive tool for the nation. In their constitution they say they seek to take power by whatever means possible.

Prince Mashele, political analyst

Fascism actually operates through a dictatorial leader. If you look at the conduct of that leader at the top who espouses and incites violence, Julius Malema I think comes very close to those characteristics.

Prince Mashele, political analyst

Mpofu disagrees.

One of the key elements of fascism is if you differ with the state then you are not fit to live, in other words you must die.

Dali Mpofu, EFF National Chairperson

The EFF is a party which has dedicated itself to taking power through the vote. What resemblance is that to people who would like to force you at gun point to say you must support us? It is absolute nonsense.

Dali Mpofu, EFF National Chairperson

Click on the link below to listen to the full debate....


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