Cape Town – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has dismissed as “fake news” a social media post claiming that the party is giving away R500 000 ahead of the local government elections.
The post, which was circulated on Twitter this week, has an EFF logo on it and announced the party’s manifesto launch event, which it said was set to be held in Marshalltown, Johannesburg, on September 26.
The post, however, did not give details as to how people could win.
The EFF distanced itself from the post, saying it was not affiliated to any of its structures across the country.
“This is not an EFF account or affiliated with any EFF structures across the country. It has been reported. Kindly report as well.
FAKE NEWS ALERT
This is not an @EFFSouthAfrica account or affiliated with any EFF structures across the country.
It has been reported. Kindly report as well!
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) September 17, 2021
“No fake news against us can stop us from victory in the 2021 local government elections,” EFF said, as it distanced itself from the post.
South Africans will head to the polls on November 1 to elect the political leadership of the country’s 257 municipalities.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu