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Trending weekend: #EFFSoldOut

By BO Staff Writer

The Black First Land First movement set Twitter abuzz over the weekend when they accused the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) of selling out.

The hashtag was a response and support for an interview by former EFF treasurer general, Magdalene Moonsamy in which she said the EFF had sold out black people after it had given their votes to the Democratic Alliance (DA) in strategic metros after the August local government elections.

“In Tshwane right now there is crisis. In Johannesburg there is crisis. What has voting with the DA yielded for the Black people of Tshwane? Of Johannesburg?” Moonsamy said last week.

The EFF responded to Moonsamy in a typically EFF way – saying she was sponsored by the Guptas to sow divisions in the movement. They also called her an attention seeker and a pro-Zuma agent – with EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi saying the movement was proud of their decision to vote with the racist DA.

In the hashtag, BLF highlighted how the EFF changed its stance on white capital after it visited Lord Robin Renwick in London.

The hashtag trended all of Sunday and this morning as well.

Feeling the pressure, the EFF leadership took to Twitter to bash BLF – not refuting their claims, but, as with Moonsamy, said BLF were Gupta agents.

BLF leader Andile Mngxitama correctly noted that “disciplining” the ANC was not a rational explanation for giving votes to the white supremacist DA.

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