EFF announces presidential candidate

Johannesburg - Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema will be the party's presidential candidate in the May 7 general elections, the party said on Monday.

The top 10 candidates on the EFF list are:

EFF leader Julius MalemaFile photo: Nicholas Thabo Tau. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

Provincial premier candidates were also announced.

Lawyer Dali Mpofu was named the EFF's Gauteng premier candidate.

All nine candidates were formerly members of the African National Congress.

Malema told reporters in Johannesburg that members of the Socialist Party of Azania (Sopa) and the Black Consciousness Party (BCP) would not stand independently.

“...their candidates shall be part of the EFF candidates' list who hold dual membership...” Malema said. - Sapa