Linda Sibiya, a former Ukhozi FM presenter, leaves the ANC and joins the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), marking a significant shift in his political allegiance.
The announcement came during the EFF 2024 People’s Manifesto Dialogue at the Raddison Blu Hotel Umhlanga in Durban, where Sibiya served as the program director over the weekend.
Images circulating on various social media platforms capture the veteran media personality signing his EFF membership, sparking curiosity and speculation among fans and political observers regarding the motivations behind his unexpected move.
With a well-established presence in South Africa’s media industry, particularly during his tenure as a radio host on Ukhozi FM, Sibiya enjoyed a considerable following.
However, reports suggest that his association with the ANC might have led to the loss of his radio job.
While the decision to join the EFF might surprise many, Sibiya’s move seems rooted in a desire to effect tangible change in society.
Advocating for social justice, addressing inequality, and championing the cause of marginalized communities, Sibiya likely views the EFF as a platform to contribute more substantially to these issues.
In an official statement, Sibiya emphasized his commitment to tackling economic disparities in South Africa, with a specific focus on land redistribution—a key objective of the EFF.
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This alignment suggests that Sibiya’s decision is strategic, positioning himself to play a meaningful role in advancing the EFF’s core objectives.
The EFF, in welcoming Sibiya to their ranks, expressed anticipation of his valuable contributions to the party’s growth, emphasizing that 2024 signifies a transformative period akin to 1994 in South Africa’s political landscape.