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EFF raps to the beat of the poor with new election song

Penwell Dlamini | 2016-05-28 09:51:58.0

Red is for danger‚ Zupta must fall.

A new buzz sound by the Economic Freedom Fighters has been launched to back up the party’s election campaign.

The song‚ already available on Youtube‚ reflects the tone of the Economic Freedom Fighters and is titled 'EFF I Trust'.


With a young rapper "telling it like it is"‚ the tune expresses the frustration of poor people in the country in a number of lines.

“Sibhatal’itax but asitholi nax” translated means "we pay tax but get nothing out of it".

It also raises the issues that the party of red berets has been pushing the ANC on in Parliament. Among them are the Fees Must Fall campaign and the “filth” of Nkandla and "Zuptas".

The song compares wealth disparities along racial lines with the words “our (black people's) roads are still gravel while people in suburbs live in small heavens”.

Reaction to the song was largely positive on Twitter in the first hours of it going public. Amongst the comments were:

@Enhle tweeted 'EFF I trust is too lit'.

@Sihle said 'Dancing to the EFF hip hop song'.

@Setlola Mamabolo commented 'EFF I Trust is a lit fam. Make yourself a favour and check it out'.

@Kenny wa le OPFC stated 'This EFF I Trust hip hop song is dope'.


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