‘Rebel’ EFF MP resigns

New24, 03 July 2015

Cape Town – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF’s) Lucky Twala has resigned as a member of parliament.

Twala was in February suspended for three years, which would fall away should he apologise in writing to the party’s secretary general for his role in the “save the soul” campaign.

Three other MPs – Andile Mngxitama, Mpho Ramakatsa and Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala – were expelled from the EFF for bringing the party into disrepute after the “Group of Four” accused party president Julius Malema and EFF leadership of corruption and cover-ups.

Twala told News24 he was not willing to apologise for “what I believe are valid concerns”.

“I tendered my resignation, because the situation over the past few months was untenable.

“The damage in the relationship between me and those higher up in the party was irreparable. This move was the wiser decision.”

Twala said he was called in on Thursday and told by party leaders that if he was not willing to apologise, he would have to resign.

“I am not willing to deviate from my beliefs to ensure my political survival. My mandate was to serve the interests of the citizens and to change people’s lives for the better,” he said.

He said he would remain a member of the party “and continue to tackle the challenges affecting the people”.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has reportedly confirmed Twala’s resignation had been accepted.

Source: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Rebel-EFF-MP-resigns-20150703

5 thoughts on “‘Rebel’ EFF MP resigns

  1. It is true that one the major objectives of the liberation struggle is reclaiming land which was alienated from African ownership. Reforming the structure of land ownership must be handled in a very smart and sophisticated way. Woe unto South Africa and her peoples if the mistakes committed in Zimbabwe were to be repeated here. It should also be noted that black South Africans are an increasingly urbanised lot with the acceleration of rural-urban migration. It is no rocket signs that lack of skills especially farming skills can cripple our food production capacity. We are already a net importer of grains. A well planned agrarian reform programme that harnesses the existing skills base with minimal disruption and adverse effect on food production is required. Otherwise ours will be a grim harvest for decades to come. We don’t need to emulate Mugabe whose agricultural sector lies in ruins as food production has been set back.

  2. I am happy to be a EFF leader at gertsibande district BT I need to tell that we are motivated about everything we learning everyday in our branches take this opportunity to thank the upper structures to make us learn from a distance”this is awesome”if juju can visit gertsibande will rest cos its a everyday question

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