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These are the EFF leaders ‘banned’ from anniversary rally after transport flop

The party has warned they could face further action.

The EFF have named and shamed party leaders who have allegedly failed to provide sufficent transport for supporters to attend a 10th anniversary rally this weekend.

The red berets have held several events in the weeks leading up to its main gathering at FNB Stadium on Saturday. Supporters are expected to be addressed by party leaders, including Julius Malema.

But transport to the event may have hit a snag for several branches after leaders allegedly “failed to organise transport for their constituencies”.

In hot water

The party named and shamed those allegedly responsible, banning them from the event.

“All of those whose names appear on the respective lists below, are banned from attending the 10th anniversary rally of the EFF, and further consequences will be explored against them and all those who may have procured a certain amount of transportation, but did not meet the requisite target”.

The list includes MPs Phiwaba Madokwe and Vusi Khoza, and Brenda Mathevula and Slindile Luthuli who represent the party in the National Council of Provinces.

The party said it first asked all public representatives to arrange transport for the rally in January. An initial deadline for finalised arrangements was set for the end of May, and extended to the end of June. It repeated the call during a press conference earlier this month, warning those who failed to heed its directions would be publicly named and shamed.

The party thanked leaders who had organised transport and urged them to ensure vehicles used were safe.

“We call on all public representatives to ensure the transportation methods used to bring their constituencies to FNB Stadium are safe, in a good condition, and utilised by responsible and experienced drivers”.

‘Marikana gave birth to the EFF’

Addressing supporters at a 10th anniversary address in Marikana, near Rustenburg in the North West, on Wednesday, Malema said the massacre which took place in the area 13 years ago was a “dark shadow” on the nation’s history.

“Nothing can ever escape it. The pain of that day remains with us and will never go away. The pain of that day gave birth to the EFF. That is why we are here today, to free the spirits of those killed on the 16th of August 2012. We are here to tell our brothers we miss them and in their honour we have slaughtered cows to free their spirits from the pain that visited them that day.

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