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Cape Town - The Economic Freedom Fighters has rattled Pagad’s anti-drug cage over their stance on the legalisation of dagga, with the anti-drug and gang organisation now threatening to reconsider their allegiance with the party.
The EFF and Pagad formed the United Front Against Gangsterism and Drugs last August, vowing to work together in the war on drug cartels and crime syndicates.
At the time, Pagad’s national co-ordinator said they reserved the right to reassess the relationship if the EFF was found to have compromised the organisation’s principles.
In a letter to EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee, Pagad said it valued the close working relationship with the EFF and others to eradicate gangsterism, drugs and all other forms of crime, but requested clarity from the EFF leadership on their stance on the Cannabis Control Bill and the Relinquish Dagga Law Bill.