Kenny Kunene, alias the Sushi King, has abandoned Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Freedom Fighters. This he did by resigning all his leadership positions in the yet to be registered party.
In the build-up to the party's National Assembly held in Soweto recently, ex-convict Kunene was paraded as a draw-card for the EFF. He would bring much needed publicity and money to the party.
It came as a suprise to the EFF leadership and the general public to learn of Kunene's resignation from all his leading positions in the party. Malema and fellow Effites obviously expected a lot from the man who gained fame by eating sushi from the tummies of half-naked girls, and a harem of girls he used to maitain before enlisting with the new party.
All the benefits Malema and Co expected to draw from Kunene are now lost with the latter no longer part of the leadership of their party.
Kunene's resignation comes in the wake of a bleak week for the EFF. The party's launch in Marikana has been postponed indefinitely because its registration with the IEC has not being finalised. The Freedom Front is also challenging the EFF registration as a political party for purposes of contesting elections.
In another development, Malema made a last minute withdrawal from a highly publicised Sowetan newspaper Dialogues scheduled for tomorrow in Polokwane, Limpopo. He cited the presence of political analyst Prince Mashele as his reason for withdrawing from the debate on the topic: Economic Freedom in our Life-time - reality or rhetoric?
Elaborating on Malema's retreat party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi accused Mashele of being uncouth and of not being constructive in his engagements.
It now remains to be seen whether the party of red berets will survive long enough to start its much publicised revolution.
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