‘Fighter’ resigns from party 

2017-04-28 06:00
Former EFF member, Mawethu Nocanda. Photo: siphelele nketo

Former EFF member, Mawethu Nocanda. Photo: siphelele nketo

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THE resignation of Mawethu Nocanda from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) came as a surprise to party members, including MP, Primrose Sonti, who was sent to establish EFF branches in Harry Gwala district.

Sonti said she is shocked about Nocanda’s resignation and has arranged to meet him.

“Next week when I go to Umzimkhulu I will meet Nocanda to listen the grievances that led him to leave EFF,” said Sonti.

When he announced his resignation to the media, Nocanda blamed the party for not attending to complaints by EFF members in Kok- stad.

He said there is a certain member who is using the EFF name to serve his personal needs and said the member doesn’t communicate with other members about the party’s programmes.

Nocanda said councillors representing EFF in Greater Kokstad Municipality have failed because they have done nothing to fight corruption.

Last month, EFF leader, Julius Malema visited Umzimkhulu to check on the progress of

building party structures and branches in Harry Gwala. Nocanda said he was forbidden by certain members to meet Malema and talk to him about his displeasure.

EFF member in Kokstad, Lionel Fortein said he is not surprised by Nocanda’s resignation because he was working for opposition parties, not the EFF.

“Nocanda came to EFF looking for positions instead of people’s needs. Last year he campaigned for the ruling party although he wore EFF T-shirts,” said Fortein. Nocanda became popular when he led a commmunity service delivery march in 2015.

In May last year he was one of the community leaders that organised and led a service delivery protest in Kokstad that turned violent.

When he asked which party he is interested in joining he said he is still to decide.

“Members of the party from six branches supported my initiative and they will tell me which party to join as they are willing to follow me.”

 

THE resignation of Mawethu Nocanda from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) came as a surprise to party members, including MP Primrose Sonti who was sent to establish EFF branches in Harry Gwala district.

Sonti said she is shocked about Nocanda’s resignation and has arranged to meet him.
“Next week when I go to Umzimkhulu I will meet Nocanda to listen his grievances that led him to leave EFF,” said Sonti.  

When he announced his resignation to the media, Nocanda blamed the party for not attending to complaints by EFF members in Kokstad.
He said there is a certain member who is using the EFF name to serve his personal needs and said the member doesn’t communicate with other members about the party’s programmes.

Nocanda said councillors representing EFF in Greater Kokstad Municipality have failed because they have done nothing to fight corruption.
Last month, EFF leader, Julius Malema visited Umzimkhulu to check on the progress of
building party structures and branches in Harry Gwala. Nocanda said he was forbidden by certain members to meet Malema and talk to him about his displeasure.

EFF member in Kokstad, Lionel Fortein said he is not surprised by Nocanda’s resignation because he was working for opposition parties, not the EFF.
“Nocanda came to EFF looking for positions instead of people’s needs. Last year he campaigned for the ruling party although he wore EFF T-shirts,” said Fortein. Nocanda became popular when he led a commmunity service delivery march in 2015.
In May last year he was one of the community leaders that organised and led a service delivery protest in Kokstad that turned violent.

When he asked which party he is interested in joining he said he is still to decide.
“Members of the party from six branches supported my initiative and they will tell me which party to join as they are willing to follow me.”

                        

 

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