Former EFF MP to join UDM

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

Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala. (File, Maria Clulee)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.

Read more on:    udm  |  eff  |  cape town  |  politics

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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

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
50 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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.

Settings

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.