Photo: EFF / Twitter
Photo: EFF / Twitter
Animal rights advocates, look away now: The EFF has paid tribute to the 10% of South African voters who backed the Red Berets in the 2021 Elections – by slaughtering several cows in their honour.
The bloody event has been held one day before the far-left party host their Siyabonga Rally at the Winnie Mandela Sekhukhune Sports Ground in Tembisa, Gauteng. The event kicks off at midday on Saturday 20 November.
However, in the meantime, EFF representatives have been eager to present an offering in the name of African traditions: A total of five cows were slaughtered at the sports ground, with the first culled cattle taking centre stage.
That’s because the cow that got the chop first was actually gifted to the EFF by King Zwelithini of the Zulu Monarchy. Sadly, the long-reigning monarch passed away earlier this year – but those within the party believe that the time has come to share the gift with their supporters, hundreds of whom are expecting to attend the rally tomorrow.
The first cow that will be slaughtered is a Bull that was gifted to the EFF in 2017 by The late Zulu Nation King; His Majesty Goodwill Zwelithini— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) November 19, 2021
This Bull will be slaughtered and shared with Abantwana be’Nkosi#EFFSiyabongaRally pic.twitter.com/qlYCtsqfCP
It was in 2017 when our father, The late Amazulu Nation King, His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini, gave us a Bull.— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) November 19, 2021
I'm happy it was the first one to be slaughtered today, and we will share it with Abantwana be’Nkosi tomorrow.
The EFF now occupy almost 1 000 council seats across the country. This is a significant increase on the 2016 Local Election performance, but they have lost a small amount of the total vote share earned in 2019’s General Election – this year’s display has even sparked rumours of unrest within the party’s hierarchy.
A number of senior EFF figures have denied they want Julius Malema to resign, after an internal party letter suggested that Juju was ‘eroding confidence’ in the party. However, the validity of the message has been questioned heavily.