EFF councillors instructed to hand over half their salaries

2016-09-06 08:01
EFF leader Julius Malema. (AFP)

EFF leader Julius Malema. (AFP)

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Johannesburg – EFF councillors have to hand over half their salaries for the next three months to recover money spent during the local government elections, party leader Julius Malema said on Monday.

Those who refused were stealing from the organisation and would be dealt with decisively, he told reporters. He was briefing media on resolutions the party’s leadership took over the weekend.

The EFF’s 826 councillors needed to repay the party for campaigning for the elections.

"You had your faces on the posters, you had T-shirts, and you had all types of support. Where do you think that money came from?"

He wanted to demonstrate to the country that the EFF was not funded by outsiders.

"Our party is supported and financed by its own members," he said.

The party already expelled its Mpumalanga provincial secretary after he refused to comply.

"When we went to deduct the money from his account, he went back to the bank and reversed that transaction. It is an open clear defiance of the organisation," he said.

The party would release the names of those who stilled owed the party money next week.

The party’s MPs had to tithe 15% of their salaries to the organisation.

Read more on:    eff  |  julius malema  |  johannesburg  |  politics  |  local elections 2016

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