Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters
The Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) is a Namibian political party formed in June 2014. The party has close links to the South African Economic Freedom Fighters. Economically, the two parties are similar, with the NEFF describing itself as a Pro Freedom, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movement, to be against foreign exploitation of the country's natural resources and proposing that land and its natural resources be owned by indigenous people.
|Political position||Left-wing (economically)|
|Seats in the National Assembly|
2 / 104
|Seats in the National Council|
0 / 42
0 / 121
0 / 378
0 / 5
Led by former SWAPO member Epafras Mukwiilongo, the party differs from its South African relative in its anti-homosexual rhetoric, with Mukwiilongo stating that "Today, the imperialists are manipulating/influencing our nation through homosexual practices. The NEFF is committed to uniting all Namibians to root out this evil practice. Namibia will never be ruled by homosexuals".
The party contested the November 2014 elections. It only gathered 0.36% of the votes and failed to gain any seats in the National Assembly. Its presidential candidate Mukwilongo came in last of the nine contenders. In the 2019 Namibian general election NEFF won 1.7% of the votes and two seats in parliament, although its presidential candidate Mukwiilongo again finished last.
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- "Namibia's EFF replica: We want economic freedom". News24. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
- "Malema's EFF fever hits Namibia". The Namibian. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
- "So lyk die NV" [That's the NA]. Die Republikein (in Afrikaans). 3 December 2014. Archived from the original on 24 February 2015.
- Iikela, Sakeus (2 December 2019). "Reduced victory ... Swapo, Geingob drop votes". The Namibian. p. 1.
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