NEWS ANALYSIS: What the EFF’s big gain says about SA’s future
Young party almost doubles its support nationally and must now build on this success ahead of the 2021 local government election
The EFF were among the biggest winners of the general elections, receiving 10.79% of the national vote, shy of a few thousand votes to reach their real target.
The aggressive campaign the red berets embarked on across the country paid off as they almost doubled their support of 6.35% achieved in the 2014 elections. This also almost doubled its seats in the National Assembly from 25 to 44.