Economic Freedom Fighters Sworn In Dressed As Maids, Miners

Written by Dana Sanchez

South Africa’s new left-wing members of parliament showed up at their first parliamentary session dressed in red as maids and miners to show they intend to represent workers, according to a WorldNews video.

The Economic Freedom Fighters have 25 members in the 400-member parliament elected May 7. EFF is led by Julius Malema, who was expelled by the African National Congress in 2012.

EFF members sang and danced around the bust of Nelson Mandela at the houses of parliament. They say they represent the poor and working class. There is no other organization that associates itself with the poor, EFF Chief of Staff Floyd Shivambu told WorldNews.

The ANC won the election with 62 percent of the votes. The center-right Democratic Alliance came in second with 22 percent of the votes.

The parliamentry session was held to swear in MPs. President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to be sworn in Saturday.