Kunene explains EFF resignation

2013-08-28 11:02
Kenny Kunene (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Kenny Kunene (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Businessman and convicted fraudster Kenny Kunene quit as a member of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters on Monday because others were “uncomfortable” with his presence.

Kunenen officially quit the party on Monday, saying he did not want to see it rocked by leadership squabbles, as had happened with Cope, The Star reported.

He said he had opted to move out to allow his detractors to focus on what the EFF stood for, instead of spending time lobbying against him.

Kunene refused to reveal who in the party was unhappy with his membership.

“I brought a lot of people into EFF. I am not here to boast about it, but a lot of people joined because of me,” Kunene said.

He said he still believed in their policies but will now be focusing on brokering “brokering peace among the warring gangs in Cape Town”.

A weekend newspaper - quoting unnamed sources - insinuated Kunene had been pushed to resign. The newspaper reported that many people wanted to join the EFF but did not want to be associated with Kunene.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi confirmed Kunene’s resignation, saying the party would miss him because he was a great person to work with.

“We were particularly impressed with his charisma, fearlessness, and wisdom to dissect complex challenges.

“We were further excited by the reception he received on the ground by ordinary communities across the country who often welcomed him as their own.”

Read more on:    eff  |  kenny kunene  |  floyd shivambu  |  julius malema  |  politics

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