Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) led by former ANC youth league leader Julius Malema has shaken up South African politics. In huge rallies, the red-clad supporters celebrate Malema as the Messiah. His program: expropriate land with out com- pensation and nationalize companies and companies. They draw inspiration from the Marxist and Leninist tradition. The EFF promise jobs - and is therefore particularly well received by young black city dwellers who have had enough of the corrupt ANC government. At the first election five years ago, the EFF became the third largest political force in the country with 6.4%. five years later they stand at 10,79 % The EFF and in particular Julius Malema are criticized for verbal racist attacks against whites.