EFF mem­bers call out fel­low re­gional del­e­gates

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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

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