South Africa's election: Five things about the results

- | 5 months ago

Radical EFF gains groundThe Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which wants to seize white-owned land without compensation and nationalise the huge mining industry, was one of the fastest-growing parties at this election, increasing its share of the vote from 6% to 10%.

Crucially, it has also become the official opposition in three provinces. The EFF, with its "no-nonsense" leader Julius Malema, always talks a big game.

On the campaign trail, representatives called themselves "the government-in-waiting".

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