The former treasurer of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Magdalene Moonsamy, has finally spoken out about her membership and the party’s alliance with the Democratic Alliance. Her comments on Jacaranda FM come in the midst of a storm brewing in the DA and the country at large following Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s tweets last week praising colonialism.
“I will never be dragged into the historical blunder of having sold the blunder and tears of our people,” said Moonsamy.
“I heard over the radio that I had been part of coalition talks with the DA, but by the time the talks started I had long left the party. There is is no rationale behind voting with the DA or going into a coalition with them.”
Moonsamy says the DA remains defenders of ‘White Monopoly Capital’, and it astounds her that the leadership of the EFF is still willing to vote with the very same people who own the means of production – the people they are supposed to be fighting.
The EFF last September announced that Moonsamy had resigned her position as MP to pursue her law career.
It became apparent that she was not happy with the party when she attacked the EFF without naming it in a speech she delivered at a function hosted by the Progressive Professional Forum (PPF) late last year. “How do you get into bed with white monopoly capitalists and come out and criticise them,” she said at the time.