#FeesMustFall activists set for parliament as they make EFF’s list

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02 February 2019. EFF Manufesto launch happening at Soshanguve Giant Stadioum. Supporters ahead of the arrival of Julius Malema the president of EFF. Picture: Simphiwe Nkwali/ Sunday Times

BY ODWA MJO

The Economic Freedom Fighters submitted its list of potential members of parliament to the Independent Electoral Commission on Wednesday and #FeesMustFall leaders are on it.

Vuyani Pambo, Naledi Chirwa and Peter Keetse, who rose to prominence as leaders of the student movement, are on the list of 200 candidates who will potentially represent the party in parliament after the national election on May 8.

The EFF said the party’s list has “continuity and change” by including young people, particularly from the #FeesMustFall movement. 

Topping the list is EFF commander-in-chief  Julius Malema, his deputy, Floyd Shivambu, and members of the party’s executive, advocate Dali Mpofu, Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi, Godrich Gardee, Leigh-Ann Mathys and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

Musician Ringo Madlingozi also made a surprise appearance on the list, at number 39. Madlingozi has become a visible member of the party, attending many of its  events and openly supporting the EFF  on  social media.