EBRAHIM FAKIR: The ‘five Ds’ of the EFF strategy, and ‘democracy’ isn’t one of them
The EFF’s puerile behaviour has exposed the shallowness of its claims to be the ideological inheritors of a ‘black consciousness’ tradition
Predictably, just as the EFF wanted, it has received inordinate attention for its spectacularly shocking, but essentially silly, antics at the 2020 opening of parliament and state of the nation address (Sona). Conscious that the focus of this article gives undue attention to the EFF, it is nevertheless worth risking the attention to fully expose the futility and danger inherent in this kind of politics.
A few days before the opening of parliament the EFF signalled its intention to disrupt proceedings, ostensibly to demand that President Cyril Ramaphosa remove Pravin Gordhan from the cabinet — the same Gordhan they wished to disrupt the 2017 Sona for, to protect him from Jacob Zuma. ..