The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) rejects weekend newspaper reports as malicious and false that it is in coalition talks with the African National Congress (ANC).
EFF National Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement on Sunday the reports are vindictive right off the bat since they are using the red beret’s participation at Mama Winnie Mandela’s funeral as a sign that our party [EFF] and ANC are cooperating.
“We condemn it and repeat that there are no talks between ANC and EFF, formal or casual about working together in 2019, before or beyond. This is tabloid reporting, grounded on attempting to develop a gossip,” said Ndlozi.
Ndlozi said the only thing that EFF’s attendance at Mama Winnie Mandela’s funeral demonstrates political tolerance.
“It must be commended that both political parties can be in one Stadium in their numbers and conduct funeral service calmly to the end,” added Ndlozi.
He said the Sunday Times has truly deteriorated and should not be trusted as a credible source of information.
How could they openly compose lies, coding them as truth, all in the front page? asked Ndlozi.
They are not different StratCom which utilised 30% truth, and 70% to discredit anti-apartheid activists.
“The publication has also enjoyed StratCom journalism, the only truth about their report is the 30% piece that EFF went to Mama Winnie Mandela’s burial service close by the ANC and that Commander In Chief Julius Malema was one of the speakers,” said Ndlozi.
Ndlozi said whatever is left of the 70% of the article is speculative news coverage acting like truth, by definition, it’s all false reporting.
Ndlozi added that EFF is an organisation of the people and there will never be a time where the leadership will crumple it for fast comforts and advantages.