EFF STATEMENT ON THE NATIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND PRESIDENCY COMMITMENT TO GO AHEAD WITH THE NDP:
04 July 2013
Yesterday, the 3rd of July 2013, the three Misleaders of South Africa addressed the media and therefore South African society on the processes of the National Planning Commission and the National Development Plan. The three Misleaders, Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa and Trevor Manuel arrogantly repeated what they have been saying throughout; that the NDP will go ahead despite objections from Progressive Workers' formations, progressive intellectuals, and an absolute majority of South Africans.
In the founding statement we released on the 11th of June 2013, Economic Freedom Fighters said that the current Political elite will succesfully impose the neo-liberal, rightwing and capitalist NDP perspective on the ANC, the alliance and whole of society.
The National Development Plan cannot and will never be a strategic vision for South Africa until 2030 because it does not speak to Nationalisation of Mines, Banks, and Monopoly Industries as called for in the Freedom Charter. NDP cannnot be a solution because it does not speak about introduction of free quality education until undergraduate level for all South Africans.
The NDP cannot be a solution because it does not roll back the trade liberalization, loosening of exchange controls, not tarriffs, and outsourcing of key services, which was introduced with the adoption of the Growth, Employment, and Redistribution (GEAR) in 1996. NDP cannot be a solution if it does not speak to substantial increase of minimum wages in the Mining, Agriculture, Private Security, Domestic Work, Petrol Attendants, Public Servants, and other essential sectors where majority of our people are employed.