EFF members in eThekwini disgruntled
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:53:36
A group of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members in eThekwini are demanding the disbanding of the party’s entire Regional Command Team.
Only weeks after the local government elections,a group of angry party members braved rainy weather and stormed to party offices in Durban, accusing regional leadership of having tampered with the list.
They also accused EFF Secretary General Godrich Gardee of having turned a blind eye to their complaints, and protecting a female PR (proportional representation) candidate who is too close to him.
One of the party members Zanele Sangweni says the list is made up of cronies.
“We are not happy about this leadership because they are full of corruption. These PR members are family members. Ngiba and Buhle – they have got a child, and Mrs Mdlalose is married to Mdlalose. Bawinile Msomi is in love with the Secretary General of the Central Command Team.”
The party’s ward three Branch Chairperson Nhlanhla Mthembu explains.
“You can see how many people are in support of the removal of the regional command team; you can see how many people are in support of the removal of the six corrupt councillors that are so called are representing the EFF in the Ethekwini Municipality. Down with the Regional Command Team! Down with the corrupt six PR councillors that are representing the EFF in Ethekwini! We are gathered here fighting corruption against our members. But we found SG not responding to us – which proves us that he undermines us.”
The angry members have threatened to shut down operations in both regional and provincial offices until party leader Julius Malema
EFF eThekwini Regional Secretary, Thuli Mfusi Mdlalose refused to comment.