EFF ‘rebels’ snub disciplinary hearing

2015-03-03 17:24

Four Economic Freedom Fighters MPs who were suspended by the party last month, will not be attending their disciplinary hearing which has been scheduled for tomorrow.

One of the four, Lucky Twala, told City Press: “I will not be attending it (the hearing) and neither will the others. We have indicated previously that we do not recognise the structure and therefore have no reason to subject ourselves to a disciplinary committee of the same structures.”

The four include Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala, Mpho Ramakatsa, Andile Mngxitama and Twala. The suspended MPs recently launched a campaign to “save the soul of the EFF”.

The four have made known that they do not agree with decisions made at the National People’s Assembly last year and have set out to challenge them.

They have gone to court with the hope that they will be granted an order for an independent audit into the party’s finances which they say have been mismanaged by party leader Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu.

The MPs have been suspended for matters which allegedly relate to misrepresenting the party and bringing it into disrepute. This has not however, been confirmed by the party which has repeatedly asked for the matter to be dealt with internally.

“As indicated at the recent press conference that we had in Sandton, legal action has been taken. That process is underway; I would not want to pre-empt it but it is underway and you will see it and be advised shortly,” said Twala on the progress of the legal proceedings.

Malema has previously rubbished claims about the alleged financial mismanagement in the party, saying there was nothing untoward about them.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi did not want to comment on whether or not the four would be expelled tomorrow if they didn’t show up.

“We will not be speaking to the media regarding this matter as we have appealed for the chance to allow the internal process to take place. When the time comes for public communication to take place, we will do so,” responded Ndlozi.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.