Former EFF MP to join UDM

2015-06-03 09:31
Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala. (File, Maria Clulee)

Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala. (File, Maria Clulee)

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Cape Town - The United Democratic Movement (UDM) said it will welcome expelled Economic Freedom Fighters MP Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala to the party at a press conference in Cape Town on Wednesday morning.

Confirmation from Litchfield-Tshabalala was not immediately available, but UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said the conference would be held at 10.30.

The details of her role in the party would also be presented at the conference.

Litchfield-Tshabalala was part of the red-overalled EFF which kept up the refrain ''pay back the money'' over the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla in Parliament.

On April 11, Litchfield-Tshabalala, Mpho Ramakatsa and Andile Mngxitama expelled from the party for reasons which included speaking to the media after being suspended, implying financial impropriety and not attending the State of the Nation Address in February.

According to her biography on Parliament's website, she was the first woman to rise to the rank of rear admiral in the navy and she was drawn to politics for the ''liberation of African people''.

Her qualifications included an honours degree in political science and drama, a masters degree in criminology from Unisa, and she was working towards a PhD.

She was also a former member of the African National Congress.

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