Speaking to a media contingent at the conclusion of the EFF’s fourth annual planning meeting on February 5, EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema made the following, remarkable statement: "The EFF is the only stable and genuinely united organisation in SA. Other political organisations are defined by internal strife, which evidently impacts on their capacity to lead society and provide sustainable and quality services to the people. Divided organisations have no practical capacity to provide leadership to society and should be rejected by the electorate." It is remarkable because it is patently untrue. An analysis of the turnover rate among EFF MPs demonstrates quite the opposite: 61% (19 out of 31) EFF MPs in the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces have resigned or been expelled from the party since 2014. Every 2.3 months, for 45 months, an EFF MP has resigned or been expelled. That is the very definition of instability. That percentage dwarfs those of the other ...

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