Rebels with a cause? Why Mantashe is seeing red over the EFF

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Jul 29th, 2014

Throw in the words “fascist”, “anarchy”, “destruction”, “paramilitary”, and “rebel movement”, group them all in one paragraph to describe a political organisation in South Africa, and you have to wonder if a coup is in progress or imminent. When these words are uttered by the secretary general of the ruling party, not a deranged doomsayer, it could be time to start building bunkers and stocking up on candles and tinned food. Gwede Mantashe says it is time for South Africa to “wake up and smell the coffee” regarding the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Is it possible, though, that Mantashe is trying to make a frappe smell like a macchiato? By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.

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