Article By: Staff Reporter Mon, 07 Oct 2013 4:27 PM

1116791644The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) won’t be intimidated by other political parties, its Gauteng spokesperson said.

“We are aware that there is a lot of intimidation that is going on where we come from. When they come in peace we will be peaceful, but when they come with fire we must return fire with fire,” Patrick Sindane was quoted as saying by News24.

The comments were made at the Independent Electoral Commission’s Centurion headquarters after the party received its registration certificate.

“We will never be intimidated. It shows that the ruling party is not prepared. They are not going to hand over power freely once we take over next year.”

The new party is set to hold an official launch on Sunday at the Marikana hill where 34 miners were shot dead by police last year.

“We are going to Marikana to pick up the bloody spear of our fallen heroes who were killed by Zuma and Riah Phiyega. Those workers were butchered like ants and flies for simply trying to ensure that there is bread on their tables. Marikana is a very significant area,” Sindane said.