The EFF, unlike the ANC, which gathered at the same venue in 2017 for its watershed leadership conference, is not facing a defining leadership struggle for the party’s most powerful position.
The question we should be asking ourselves is whether the party will close this gathering weaker or stronger. Despite what Malema and the other party leaders say, no one is remotely powerful enough to challenge him with a hope of winning.
The central questions we should be focusing on are: Will the party leave Nasrec a stronger or weaker political organisation, and will we see a stronger emergence of dissenting voices? The real fight could be for the positions below Malema’s.