South Africa

In pictures: The EFF manifesto gets off the ground

By G Nicolson & T Lekgowa 23 February 2014

The EFF flipped their berets and launched their much-anticipated election manifesto in Tembisa, Gauteng on Saturday, led by their Commander-in-Chief Julius Malema. Thousands of people attended, while the ANC Youth League youth election festival went on a few kilometres away. GREG NICOLSON & THAPELO LEKGOWA went in search of the red team with their cameras.

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