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Mpumalanga EFF makes inroads in Bohlabela

This became evident on Sunday when the party's provincial leader, Collen Sedibe, welcomed new members recruited from the Bushbuckridge Residents Association (BRA) and the African Peoples Convention respectively.

The Mpumalanga EFF has scored some major points within Bohlabela.
This became evident on Sunday when the party’s provincial leader, Collen Sedibe, welcomed new members recruited from the Bushbuckridge Residents Association (BRA) and the African Peoples Convention respectively.

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This played itself out just a few days before the by-elections taking place on Wednesday August 31 in Ward 13, Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. On Sunday, the party brought out all the big guns as it campaigned for the by-elections.

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This campaign attracted the party’s national and provincial leaders, led by its secretary general, Marshal Dlamini, who promised local residents that should they win the ward, their party’s national leader, Julius Malema, would come and celebrate with them.
“Today we welcome these new members into the EFF, but this is not enough. We are actually going to work even harder here until we have recruited all BRA membership. We are aware that BRA was once a huge political party here, but now that we are here, we must woo all their members into the EFF,” said Sedibe.

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Under his leadership, the EFF has been enjoying a steady growth in Mpumalanga and made its presence felt across all the regions and local municipalities. The party has also seen its representation in the Provincial Legislature growing and becoming the official opposition there, overtaking the DA.

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Sedibe said they now want to penetrate Bohlabela, with a concentrated effort to collapse BRA and all the smaller parties there.
“We are slowly getting the numbers we need not just to take over the local municipality here, but also to boost our national average in the 2024 general elections. So, the road towards the general elections actually begins now for us,” he said.

This growth in membership will likely come in handy for Sedibe as the Mpumalanga EFF is gearing up for its elective conference scheduled for September.

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