EFF members facing disciplinary action

BY CHARL BOSCH - FEBRUARY 19, 2015

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has confirmed that it has implemented disciplinary action against party members Mpho Ramakatsa and Lucky Twala.

Although the party provided no reasoning, it has been widely alleged that the pair were involved in a breakaway group led by controversial member, Andile Mngxitama, who along with MP Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala, were suspend from the party on Tuesday for bringing it into disrepute.

Speaking at a media briefing, Mngxitama said that claims made by EFF National Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, alleging him to be under the influence of former party members and founders of the Patriotic Alliance, Gayton McKenzie and Kenny Kunene, were untrue as he had never been friends with either during their time at the party.

He also said that party leader Julius Malema, although brilliant in his role, has changed and that he “is a compromised man” who must eventually prove “that he is indeed a revolutionary leader”.

Litchfield-Tshabalala stated that they had evidence which proves that certain members of the party’s leadership wanted Mngxitama assassinated, but, due to legal reasons, could not elaborate.

She also added that only Malema and Deputy President Floyd Shivambu has access to the party’s funding, and that they had been treating themselves to a lavish lifestyle with the party credit card.

“Floyd is driving a Porsche, where does he get the money? What will stop Malema to misuse state money when he becomes president of the country?” Eyewitness News quoted her as saying.

Speaking in an interview with News24 earlier today, Ndlozi said that the issue surrounding Mngxitama would not deter the party, whose leadership has remains solid, and that the latest controversy is “not a reflection of work not being done”.

The EFF has accused Mngxitama of trying to divide the party after an alleged interview, in which he revealed wide scale misrepresentation of funds by the party leadership, which later lead to him being assaulted by pro-Malema supporters outside the Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town, shortly before President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address.

 

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