Cape Town – EFF leader Julius Malema says he has sold a “platinum” table worth R1.2m to an undisclosed buyer who will get to dine and rub shoulders with him at the part’s exclusive gala.
“Platinum is gone. The EFF asked me to sell my table, and I did precisely that,” Malema tweeted.
The EFF is set to host the gala dinner at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on July 27, ahead of its 10th birthday celebration at FNB Stadium on July 29.
EFF’s advocate Dali Mpofu shared a seating chart on social media, which showed that it will cost R1.2 million to secure a seat and rub shoulders with Malema.
This is the same price that business leaders paid to share a table with President Cyril Ramaphosa during the ANC’s national conference in December.
Platinum is gone. The @EFFSouthAfrica asked me to sell my table, and I did precisely that. pic.twitter.com/JONOTc79uk
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) May 10, 2023
There are six table options, starting from bronze at R250 000, silver at R500 000, three gold tables at R750 000 each and finally the platinum table hosted by Malema, at R1.2m.
The platinum table seat comes with a three-course meal, drinks and branding opportunities. The occupiers of the table will also receive ten tickets to a VIP marquee where the EFF’s 10 year anniversary rally will be held.
Earlier this week, the EFF shared a recorded video of Malema asking for donations from “peace-loving South Africans and revolutionaries from the African continent and the diaspora”.
“Our organisation will be celebrating ten years of unbroken struggle, ten years of anti-corruption, ten years of fighting racism, ten years of being in the forefront of the land, ten years of making sure that the African people are represented without fear or favour, ten years of ensuring that black professionals are not looked down upon but rather are respected and treated as their counterparts.
CIC @Julius_S_Malema calling on all peace loving South Africans, revolutionaries from the African continent and the diaspora to finance our own revolution.
Here is how you finance your revolution:
⁃SMS 38172 to donate R10
⁃SMS 40090 to donate R20
⁃SMS 42191 to donate… pic.twitter.com/0W5g94rlcG
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) May 8, 2023
“We need resources to finance this organisation. Withlout resources, this organisation will not succeed.
“It depends on genuine donations and contributions from peace-loving South Africans and revolutionaries from the African continent and the diaspora.
“We call upon all of you to make donations to the EFF because we must finance our own revolution; if we don’t finance our own revolution, counterrevolutionaries will hijack it,” said Malema.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu