Constitution


Preamble

ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS is a radical and militant Economic Emancipation Movement which brings together revolutionary, fearless, radical, and militant Activists, workers’ movements, Non-governmental organisations, community based organisations, lobby-groups under the need to pursue the struggle for economic emancipation.

EFF is a radical, Left, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist Movement with an internationalist outlook anchored by popular grassroots formations and struggles. EFF will be the vanguard of community and workers’ struggles and will always be on the side of the people. EFF will, with determination and consistency, associate with the protest movement in South Africa, and will also join in struggles that defy unjust laws.

The EFF takes lesson from the notation that “political power, without economic emancipation is meaningless”. The Movement is inspired by ideals that promote and practice organic forms of political leadership, which appreciate that political leadership at whatever level is service, not an opportunity for self-enrichment and self-gratification.

The EFF draws inspiration from Marxist-Leninist and Fanonian schools of thought on its analysis of the State, imperialism and class contradictions in every society. Through organic engagement and constant relationship with the masses, Economic Freedom Fighters provide clear and cogent alternatives to the post-colonial economic systems, which in many countries kept the oppressed people under colonial domination and suppression

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33 thoughts on “Constitution

  1. what a revolutionary agenda, we will continue to solder on no matter what, “they” can suspend us, they can expel us but “they” will never make us what they want us to be .Asijiki

  2. what is subscription fee for membership? i am a intern @ labour in pretoria originally from a small village in Taung in the north west province. i’ve been spreading the word of the organisation everywhere i go especially in my village, and i must say the responds have been amazing. but how do i get my bere, t-shit and membership so i can lead by example? im a fighter and i want to be active in building the organisation
    please sent me some important imformation about the EFF so i can convince and unswer difficult questions when asked.
    083 879 8783 is my number.
    viva EFF vivaaaaaaaaa

  3. Maqabane i am also a comrade frm the eastern cape.when r u coming to the province asinaxesha lininzi kufuneka sisebenze elections are around the corner

  4. fighters you are moving too slow we need to mobilize the masses now im in aliwal north in the eastern cape we waiting asijiki.

  5. Viva Fighters viva !!!!.I am a fighter from KZN,I want to voice the concern that have been voiced by other fighters.My belief is that guys we need to speed up the pace at which we are moving.Masses of people have waited far too long for an organisation that represent the ideals of the poor of the poorest indigenous people of South Africa.General elections are just around the corner.

  6. Viva EFF viva. Viva equality and sharing of the country s wealth viva. We need to get to the ground and ensure that through EFF our wealthy country is back to our hands no amount of commotion, fear and doubt shall be of assistance, we got to be radical and very militant in attaining what is ours !!!!!amandla!!!!!

  7. I have been waiting along time for a party to have these principles. I always belonged to the SACP but having to vote for the capitalist ANC worried me but we had nobody else to push the socialist agenda.
    I love the fact that the EFF is non racist in looking to nationalise all land Tokyo Sexwale’s, Vivian Reddy’s and mine alike. Good luck

    1. Peter O. Please send me your address. I want to have a look at what property you have to be nationalised. I am concerned that it may be worthless. At EFF we only want the following:
      * Profitable and well running mines and businesses who are severely cash-positive.
      * Only houses and mansions with swimming pools are of value to us.
      * Farms must have animals and well kept houses and tools, tractors and equipment.

      If you do not have this, we can not accept your membership

  8. gerillas we have been waiting for 19 yrs for the movement of this nature to come on board, so we really have to move a bit speedly this time around,even those who pretend to be friendly with the so called renconceliational democracy that we presently experiancing are dearly hangry for that day to kanana. lastly its either we act now nor die silently and let it to happen to our kids and grand children to suffer for life time as well.

  9. your correspondents/coordinator in Mpumalanga are asleep, ive been trying to no avail either switched off or they drop my call, i deposited R10 i need to submit membership form, _ Nelspruit

  10. We are anxiously waiting for the launch of Economic Freedom Fighters in Soshanguve. Please guys, lets work faster and harder to get the organisation closer and closer to the people of South Africa. This is an organisation for which people of South Africa have been awaiting.

  11. Please, please!!! Hurry up with nationalizing land!!! I have 3 houses and cannot pay the banks anymore. If you take the houses, I am rid of the debt!!!

  12. we are fighters not comrade,so fighters teach other fighetrs about that we are not longer members of ANC.i have 54 members joined liberation movement maybe we will launched by december or january.keaya rona ntho ena amandla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I belive in the EFF because they are fighting for what belongs to us South Africans our country is roled by outside countries and for what i dont konw Zuma calls himself a president will he tells the youth after haveing sex you must take a shower to prevent aids is that how a president must behave i know Julius made some mistake in the ANC but in the anc if u dont it the money you will get fired so thats why he eated the youth money and if u are under the ANC wings nothink can happen to u but when u are not in the wings of it they will sent sars to investigate u just like the commander in Chief so the ANC has no plan for the youth of today its no longer a party but a company

    1. I belive in the EFF because they are fighting for what belongs to us South Africans our country is roled by outside countries and for what i dont know Zuma calls himself a president while he tells the youth after haveing sex you must take a shower to prevent aids is that how a president must behave i know Julius made some mistake in the ANC but in the anc if u dont eat the money you will get fired so thats why he eated the youth money and if u are under the ANC wings nothink can happen to u but when u are not in the wings of it they will sent sars to investigate u just like the commander in Chief so the ANC has no plan for the youth of today its no longer a party but a

  14. Guys, look at how many people here are saying things like “we need forms, when are you visiting, what’s taking so long….” doesn’t that tell you something?????

  15. My question is as we are collection more than 10 forms nd deposited the money to bank.nd we used one reference.so when we go to conference which system ur going to used to check fake membership?

  16. weaknesses of the EFF
    1. if you cut off the head of the movement, it will die
    the known leadership are vulnerable to slander, bribery, violence and assassination.
    solution: create an invisible, secretive unknown leadership. they live & work in ordinary jobs in the community. they monitor the performance, sack & replace known leaders.
    known leaders deflect attention & attacks : slander, – away from the unknown leadership. and create a regional leadership that guards the national leadership
    2. a good leader creates good leaders
    Malema is well known – which makes the party unbalanced & vulnerable. if he was a good leader – he would step back (concentrate on 1 issue) and promote 19 other good leaders addressing 19 other important issues for the south African people.
    3. leaders must work harder than the people
    the party should hold a live 2 hour national debate every saturday on 1 of the top 20 important issues for south African people. the debate is for the party to listen and the people to speak about their problems and solutions. the debate should be presented live on a national radio station. the debate should be held in a different province every week. but people from other provinces can call in. allow people to give feedback to party ideas on the website
    4. make messages factual, easy to understand and remember
    official writing and speaking statement should be as short as possible, use graphics to present data. and key statements repeated constantly. so the people are not confused & the media cannot twist it. statements should concentrate on sharing people’s problems(experiences, facts, numbers & figures) solutions:(assumptions, numbers, costs, time-frame)
    5. better representation
    the ministers of the party must have the same proportion by gender, by age, by province, by tribe – as the people of the country.
    6. communication security
    the website must have a number of mirror sites in different countries. websites may also be created for each province. feedback forms on the websites are safer than emails.

    1. I read the comments about WEAKNESSES of the EFF.
      EFF must democratically accept critics to be able to focus on its strategies.
      EFF is the baby now but good and strong foundation will make it a very strong organization.
      Next elections, this organization must not be one of the main opposition of the ruling party but a ruling party and it is POSSIBLE!!!

  17. I am a loyal supporter of EFF. Now recently I have noticed with great concern the downfall of my beloved party. I don’t know whether it is because of internal squabbles or what. The party has started losing lot of members and this should be a concern for leadership.really I am disappointed with the way things are being done at this party. Maybe I am lost but the issue of taking party to court is a sign of division just like what happened to cope. I need clarity on this matter.

  18. This party has disappointed a lot of people who liked and voted for it with the believe that it is going to be an alternative to ANC and it is true EFF is nothing else but the extention of ANCYL under another name.

    They have one mission of which it was never a mandate from those who voted them; To destroy the ANC and make their government ungovernable.
    Otherwise they are the ANC and it is just that they have a problem with those who are in power in ANC at the expense of their voters.

    I think as long as there are parties formed with that mentality, yes ANC will rule until Jesus come.

    Kamohelo

  19. Receive warm revolutionary greetings. I am wondering kgore are there any EFF branches around Elspark in Germiston because as a young scholar I believe that the ANC has already played its role in the fight for revolution. I believe now it is high time for the youths to take charge and fight. I have been listening to abuti Juju for a while now and I view him as a lion because of his bravery and boldness. At school I am a student leader and a former member of COSAS. What I have observed is that as scholars we lack knowledge about the current politics and today we live in a world of politics and corruption. I also believe that the EFF should also establish an scholar union which would spark consciousness within us because I believe that we might be 30% of the population now but one thing for sure we are 100% the future. The pace the EFF is traveling at I believe it is the one that can eradicate poverty and unemployment. As scholars we have been fighting a battle of free and equal quality education that shall meet international standards and also the demolition of caps. We believe in an education system that will teach us about Africanism. And also prove that self centered Donald Trump that the black race is smarter than the white race. If anyone can help me please respond

  20. I joined the Economic Freedom Fighters in 2013 because I liked it and I still like it.

    I know why the Eastern Cape and KZN were disbanded or were told that they must start afresh.

    You know this thing of leaders that don’t want to listen to others and those Regional leaders that they don’t want to give Branch leaders an opportunities to lead and manage their own matters or affairs within their branches is killing this organization.

  21. My leaders Iam Sankara from Ward 48 katlehong arrival of the EFF brought change in the parliament the freedom charter that was compromised is now being implemented free quality education abolishment of labour brokers and expropriation of South African land without compensation our Non negotiable cardinal pillars don’t despond it is in the bag Asijiki✊

  22. Capitalism has outlived its usefulness it takes necessities from the masses and gives luxuries to the classes forward to Nationalisation cooperation tax solution socialism a road to democracy Karl Marx we want to Govern south Africa by the freedom charter that was compromised in 23years of the so called freedom in South Africa Be conscientised Political freedom without economic emancipation is meaningless We were expelled in the ANC for championing free quality education economic emancipation in our lifetime for reprimanding the government of Botswana for treating the people of Botswana the way they did then accused of contravening rule 25 of ANC Constitution ridiculous do you violate by being Pan Africanist our secretary his soul RIP in the youth league Sindiswa said all youth league members must support our leaders then we embraced the mentor then CIC with colleagues who were championing freedom chater launched the upright movement called the EFF on the 26 of July 2013 CIC Invoked all members and office bearers to emulate values of Thomas Noel Sankara the youngest President in Africa Marxist Leninist Pan Africanist he governed for 4 years and was assassinated Sankara wanted his people to be self reliant brave and proud he wanted to free women from the age old domination he wanted to free the youth from the York of lethargy the burkinabe to believe in themselves first and no outside power for their development for this reason Imperialist and their Lakey’s in Africa and Burkina feared him he was Demonised in the West but his People loved him and that matters most Africans let us love ourselves and Azania we are going to expropriate the land they like it or not question of food security is nonsense it is said by those in comfort zone those who don’t sympathize with those less privileged before solution give African child agricultural education and business economics be prioritized like maths and science we are tired neocolonialism kwame Nkuruma RIP said the highest stage of capitalism we must be self reliant values of Thomas Noel Sankara and abolish exploration by Imperialist EFF the last hope for South Africans Africans and the oppressed of the
    World striving for socialism and economic emancipation in our lifetime viva EFF✊

  23. It is in the first NPA in Mangaung Bloemfontein 16 December members of the EFF are accordingly expected to study the theoretical line of the organization being Marxist Leninist and fanonian philosophical thought and tools of analysis in a living way If there is to be a Revolution there must be a revolutionary party without a revolutionary party without a party build on Marxist Leninist theory and Marxist Leninist revolutionary style it is impossible to lead the Proletariat’s and the broader masses in defeating imperialism and it’s running dogs members of the EFF must be willing and able to unite with the vast majority Including those who have been wrong in opposing them but are sincerely correcting their mistakes and hence showing Remorse for their previous mistakes however members must vigilantly guard against the elements of unrepentant opportunism reaction and revisionism so as to prevent such bad elements from infiltrating the leadership of the EFF this is a necessary prerequisite to ensure and guarantee that the EFF remains always in the hands of the Revolutionarist unity is a paramount Principle in the EFF and the sowing of disunity within the ranks of the EFF will be severely dealt with by the future of joining the EFF members agrees to be bound by code of conduct and all Democratically valid decision of the organization we have two non negotiable Principles which guides this code namely Democratic centralism and Revolutionary discipline 1 it is an offence to bring the organization into disrepute 2 breach of EFF Constitution it’s policies and principles 3abuse of power or office 7corruption and self enrichment 8 sexual harassment 12 meeting out with any form of physical violence against any other member of the EFF A member must be bold in making internal constructive criticism and self criticism without fear or favour let us use the Constitution of the EFF as adopted by NPA highest decision structure in the EFF rule 23 code of conduct it is an offence to undermine or disobey decisions of highest structures or officials It is a duty of a member to be loyal to the EFF to strengthen promote and defend the EFF popularise it’s politics policies and programs.member must conduct himself or herself honestly honorably in dealing with the EFF and the broader public and not bring the EFF into disrepute or ridicule.Remember it is our ultimate aim to realise socialism through people’s power and establish state that respond to the needs of its people and not forgetting to establish and sustain Society that cherishes revolutionary cultural values and to create conditions for total political and economic emancipation prosperity and equitable distribution of the wealth of the nation freedom chater the mineral wealth beneath the soil banks and monopoly industry shall be transferred to the ownership of the people as a whole.housing all people shall leave where they choose be decently housed bring up their families in comfort and security unused housing space shall be made available to the people rents and prices shall be lowered food plentiful and no one shall go hungry freedom chater as adopted in 1955 kliptown forward to socialism fenced locations shall be abolished slums demolished new suburbs build where everyone will have transport lights crèches and social centers vote EFF 2019 Asijiki Amandla Sankara ward 48 katlehong✊

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