Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
Established only nine months ago, Julius Malema’s robust left wing political party, EFF, has given birth to a radical baby in Namibia. The new party is named ‘Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters’ (NEFF) and the party will contest the country’s national elections in December.
As Julius Malema said, “you can arrest me but you will never arrest my ideas.” Now it has emerged that Malema’s ideas of economic freedom in our lifetime have crossed the border to Namibia.
According to Epafras Mukwiilongo who proclaims himself “Commander in Chief” of the new party, the NEFF will be a robust anti-imperialism and anti-capitalism organization and would also oppose homosexuality in Namibia.
Mukwiilongo was quoted in the media as saying one of the reasons that prompted them to form the organization is to pursue the struggle for economic freedom for all the people of Namibia because the government in the country is “busy empowering the Chinese and Indians to destroy local businesspeople.”
Mukwiilongo and his deputy, Kalimbo Iipumbu are said to have been in South African on Tuesday to meet with Malema and other members of the Central Command team of the EFF South Africa.
EFF South Africa is expected to issue a statement soon.