EFF members call out fellow regional delegates
EFF members from more than 20 branches in Enoch Mgijima local municipality are contesting the legitimacy of the Chris Hani region delegates going to the party’s provincial people’s assembly in East London on Saturday.
The EFF dismissed the petitioners as disgruntled people who did not belong to the party.
The members sent a petition signed by 60 EFF members to Chris Hani chair Xhanti Kani on September 21, and on October 10, they sent the petition to EFF deputy secretary and national deployee to the region Hlengiwe Hlophe-Maxon.
In a letter seen by Daily Dispatch and signed by EFF member Themba Mnyaka, the members called for the region to be audited to verify the state of readiness before the people’s assembly to prevent members from taking the organisation to court later.
“There was no transparency going up to the assembly as we don’t know how many delegates we have and what is the regional mandate going to the assembly. We call for the headquarters to deploy fighters and commissars to the region to form structures of the EFF,” said Mnyaka.
“We recommend the dissolution of the regional command team and a task team to take over the duties of the organisation until our next regional assembly. All branches in the municipal area are inactive and non-existent. General meetings are not convened,” he said.
EFF member Buzani Gcinisa said all the memberships in Enoch Mgijima expired between May and July.
“We did not sit in any meetings and want to know who these delegates that are going to the conference are. Who chose them and how?” asked Gcinisa.
He said all those delegates from Enoch Mgijima are bogus delegates.
EFF Chris Hani command team secretary Lindani Mdlokolo attacked the complainants as disgruntled people who were not members of the EFF.
“Delegates were elected by the branches of the EFF. These are the same delegates who went to the regional assembly, they were audited by the national auditors and passed that audit in June.”
Mdlokolo said during the process of electing delegates in branches, some members came late for the meetings and wanted the processes to go back, but this was not allowed.
“We are going to the people’s assembly with delegates in good standing and most of our branch membership expires between November and December. The Chris Hani region is going to the provincial people’s assembly united to elect leaders who will take the province forward.”
We call for the headquarters to deploy fighters and commissars to the region to form structures of the EFF