Kunene quits EFF

2013-08-26 19:50

Johannesburg – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has confirmed the resignation of businessman Kenny Kunene from their party.

"The central command team found him a very great person to work with, and so did many in the rank and file," EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

"We were particularly impressed by his charisma, fearlessness, and wisdom to dissect complex challenges."

Last week the EFF denied reports that Kunene has quit the party.

"Kunene has not left the party... he has asked to be relieved of his leadership responsibilities," Ndlozi said at the time.

According to the reports, Kunene had quit as EFF head of campaigns, mobilisation, and special projects.

Ndlozi said on Monday the EFF would welcome working with Kunene in future.

"We wish him well with his future endeavours, particularly with the immediate challenge he has accepted in lending a hand in the resolution of the Cape Town gang wars," he said.

"We are, above all pleased that he remains committed in making this country work, particularly in the spirit of radical economic justice espoused in the policies of the EFF which he helped consolidate."

In July, Kunene said he was going into politics full-time as a member of the EFF, led by expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.

Kunene wrote a scathing open letter to President Jacob Zuma before joining the EFF, criticising his leadership.

  • King OfThiefs - 2013-08-26 19:54

    Kunene I hope you are not running for the most corrupted thief and dictator Jkandla Zhowerhead. Hitler's buddy!

      Teevee Gupta - 2013-08-26 19:58

      No man! We were hoping to nationalize your assets.

      Ritz40 - 2013-08-26 20:00

      No he is running for Cape town mayor. He will be a DA member soon..

      Jay Jay - 2013-08-26 20:04

      "We were particularly impressed by his charisma, fearlessness, and wisdom to dissect complex challenges." And of course his money.

      Cyberjerk Ingram - 2013-08-26 20:04

      Hey Comrade: not enough sushi and BEE in the EFF.

      Franky Mark - 2013-08-26 20:14

      It took Kenny a while but he eventually figured out who is paying for the gravy train. He a business man - no ! - all handed to him to him thanks to BEE. And the big boys that pays for his toys don't like the direction he was heading so reeled him in. The problem is just he showed his true colours - and belonging to that effing group of racists will cast suspicion over him for rest of his political career.

      Michael Wilson - 2013-08-26 20:18

      @ jay - perhaps it was his wisdom to dissect complex challenges that led him to leave the EFF?

      Hartmut Balzer - 2013-08-26 20:20

      King I believe you not educated to young alsm to understand what Hitler mean. You realy stupid.

      King OfThiefs - 2013-08-26 20:23

      Voters education ABC = Anyone But Corrupted-Zuma

      Dee Bone - 2013-08-26 20:26

      he got tired of zuma's son and decided to Eff Off

      Richard Scully - 2013-08-26 20:37

      I think he means to do good

      Adrien McGuire - 2013-08-26 20:48

      I bet it was the threat of a SARS investigation, that made him resign ! So, SARS announced they were investigating him.... I bet this now disappears ! Zuma now calling off the dogs !

      Godfrey Welman - 2013-08-26 21:23

      @Adrien...My thoughts exactly!!!

      Aborted News - 2013-08-27 06:54

      King OfThiefs.... Let me guess someone stole your brains??? It's not regarded as stealing if there was nothing to steal in the first place.

      NickvanGraan - 2013-08-27 16:44

      I love all the polite mumbo jumbo from the EFF. There was probably a massive fallout when Kunene realized he was only wanted there for his loot.

      Wish Masilela - 2013-08-27 20:29

      Kunene is confused

  • Sinakho Faxi - 2013-08-26 19:56

    lmfao...pArty Of clOwnZ

      Teevee Gupta - 2013-08-26 20:00

      Hey, he needs to look after his gang interests.

      Philip Buys - 2013-08-26 20:56

      no more effing free sushi comrades, you need to loose weight.

      Aborted News - 2013-08-27 06:55

      At some point he was bound to EFF off

  • Antonio Bandarass - 2013-08-26 19:57


      Jeremy Forbes - 2013-08-26 21:18

      Is there a black business person in SA that does not owe their success to the ANC government patronage? 'A needle in a haystack' comes to mind.

      Gya - 2013-08-27 06:40

      Jeremy the reverse is equally true I think

  • Mogomatse Ngwaketse Magakwe - 2013-08-26 19:58

    Zuma has threatened him, that's why

      Teevee Gupta - 2013-08-26 20:10

      No, Julius loves peace.

  • Charles Komane - 2013-08-26 19:58

    Go nale flopo, neh iets is verkeer hier.

  • Danie Venter - 2013-08-26 19:58

    Probably realised he made a fool of himself. Poor sucker haha

  • Bob Small - 2013-08-26 19:59

    Well, well, well...that's a slap in the face for Malema!

      Tersia Louw - 2013-08-26 22:08

      And that's a face that soooo needs slapping!

  • Emmanuel Mukwevho - 2013-08-26 19:59

    For someone to leave the party so quick, i guess he saw enough that following Malema leads nowhere

  • Sibusiso Zwana - 2013-08-26 19:59

    He is a coward! He must go n enjoy sushi liè...

      Michael Wilson - 2013-08-26 20:19

      The EFF has officially named him fearless!

      bushy.mogale.39 - 2013-08-26 21:25

      He is not a coward, he has realised how arrogant the EFF leadership is, and worst of all, their manifesto.

      Melan Beko - 2013-08-27 08:50

      Maybe he disagreed with their "special projects" which no doubt involves harming people.

  • Kevin Smith - 2013-08-26 20:01

    But you had a different story?

  • bushy.mogale.39 - 2013-08-26 20:03

    I'm not surprised, anything done or formed in anger will never materialize. Who is fooling who between Malema and the Sushi man?

  • Rodrick Muhali - 2013-08-26 20:05

    It is like Circus, he never been in politics before, & he doesn't know the spade work especial starting this called EFF which is driven by angry people when leadership addressing people, guys in the leadership are laughing like crazy people, we can't run country like that, where the president addressing people and people are laughing hell

  • Freedom Mhlaba - 2013-08-26 20:08

    Mickey Mouse Party!

  • Bongiwe Dlutu - 2013-08-26 20:09

    Oor Poor Sushi-King...he saw no life in Malema's Leadership, so wish he can write ''Open letter'' to Juju....(Where there is smoke...there is fire) watch the space....

  • Sias Snyman - 2013-08-26 20:13

    ANC,DA,UDM (cant)Cope and the (joke) EFF always denies (lies), speak the truth or get a qualified or experienced spin doctor, our country has the worst politicians in the world. (luckily peaceful, imagine Egypt or Syria)

  • Luyanda Mathanjana - 2013-08-26 20:14

    Kenny Kunene is opportunist, whe he sees an opportunity he grabs it, never forget how he and Geshwin got out of prison. If EFF was registered with IEC he was gonna stay with them. This guy is always looking for greener pastures and EFF is unfortunately not a milking cow.

  • Kamo Sennya - 2013-08-26 20:17

    How can anyone save the"world" while on the other hand all they need is to feel important? That's absolutely impossible. Those people are so ANGRY and so in love with themselves, and because of that all they're going to do is to cause trouble!!!

  • Ware Boer - 2013-08-26 20:19

    Just imagine the eff as the ruling party hahahahahaha,the wheels are already coming of.EFF-extremely f#:-)""g foolish hahaha.Malema is an idiot like no other.He typifies everything that's wrong about this country.

  • Philimon Mkwakwa Shumba - 2013-08-26 20:19

    Did Malema refused to model for you while you eat sushi on his fat ass.

  • Thulani Thabethe - 2013-08-26 20:20

    Lol, was he ever a politician,,sushi life is where he belongs. Who cares! A leopard cannot change its spots!

  • Sthembiso Jali - 2013-08-26 20:26

    Well so its official nothing juju touches comes right. Now he is only left with these new moronic supporters who often trash they rubbish here on news 24. Good luck Kenny sars will be on their way soon.

  • bushy.mogale.39 - 2013-08-26 20:27

    Now, can we have a word from the so called commander?

  • Boikanyo Elton Mokgatle - 2013-08-26 20:28

    Kunene can quit but EFF wil remain strong nd growing day by day

      George Slade - 2013-08-26 20:43

      Its Commander in chief is getting fatter by the Day --Useless sods

  • Tshepo Serero - 2013-08-26 20:34

    The blind leading the blind, im glad you saw the light broer. Thank God for shining it cause only darkness prevails at EFF. Use your energy wisely and be fair and opened. It is the strongest spirit that wins not the most expensive sword.

  • Melanie Banks - 2013-08-26 20:34

    the big fish realised he is swimming with a shark.

  • Ed Vermaak - 2013-08-26 20:35

    I smell a big rat....something here does not gel...

      George Slade - 2013-08-26 20:44

      its not a rat -its Fatboy . Similar Smell though.

      Tuelo Pharasi - 2013-08-26 20:57

      the smell is bcos the Big Rat eat the Gel..thts Y.

  • Faiz Dolley - 2013-08-26 20:39

    If the second comandor quit the batle field,HAI! What about the un knowns.

  • patrick.mahungela - 2013-08-26 20:44

    It was bound to happen, all seniour members of ff are inmature ,clueless, disrespectful they are their for the sake of fame, not in the interest of helping people'

      Lefu David - 2013-08-26 23:15

      Those criticising EFF seem not to understand politics. Today Malema and other Fighters ate clueless and stuff. If that is true, they were taught by anc, and all anc leaders are the same because they are the ones who groomed FIGHTERS to be what they are today. FIGHTERS HA RE FELE MATLA. LE SE KE LA MAMELA DITSOTSI TSA ANC, BA TSHOHILE...NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER, HA RE MAKWALA. VIVA EFF VIVA.....

  • Mungadi Ellence Chivhidzo - 2013-08-26 20:45

    lol kunene your such a joke

      Pumbaa Soyizwapi - 2013-08-27 06:48


  • Robert Gabriel Tsvangirai - 2013-08-26 20:47

    Kenny, next time use your brain to think and not your mouth, did you receive a letter from SARS in the past few days because your turn around leaves people with more questions than answers hey

  • Siphiwe Mishack - 2013-08-26 20:50

    The reason why killer kunene left is becouse he can't work with a poor boy like malema,, lol this guy don't even have a grade12 EFF is stealing ideas from other parties they don't even have a way forward

      MachTee Call - 2013-08-26 21:40

      A nd your JZ dont hav grade 7, so pliz with your academic snobery, its Pathetic

  • Clement Dipico - 2013-08-26 20:52

    Politics - A Dirty Game

  • Char Ou - 2013-08-26 21:05

    Fighters are already waving the white flag.

  • Rabelani Rabali - 2013-08-26 21:11

    Eix mara what is the mine reson for kunene to quits eff

      Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2013-08-26 21:14

      Muzwala a nwale nga luisimane luno pfala,udo di seisa nga makhuwa. Kunene otuwa ukhou shavha ubadela Tax

      Bhekinkosi Langa - 2013-08-26 21:26

      He has quit bcos of the Economic Policy that does not conform to his needs.

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2013-08-27 06:36

      Couldn't take the levels of illiteracy in the movement.

  • Sydney Mfana Fenyane - 2013-08-26 21:24

    Even if he did guit but de fact remain is that he was a member of EFF and he'll always be our member,,,viva EFF viva...

      Shades - 2013-08-26 23:37

      You ignoramus idiot!!

  • Emil Visage Snr - 2013-08-26 21:25

    Kenny.gomgat ook gatvol vir Malema.... net nog een. Asb N24 - no more about this idiot....

      Nathan Motsamai - 2013-08-28 06:58

      He will be your president soon than expected

  • Sandy B Jones - 2013-08-26 21:28

    You dont become a politician by writing one open letter and wake up as leader. Only fools will follow people like this guy. He has no loyalty at all. He cant spend a long time doing the same thing. I's about time our media stop wasting our time with this boy.

  • Hans Baer - 2013-08-26 21:29

    Revolution is like an ocean. It has this ability to clean itself. No cowards in a revolution.

  • ARTFUL DODGER. - 2013-08-26 21:30

    The RATS are skipping the ship already!!!

  • Whatalotigot Smarties - 2013-08-26 21:33

    Kunene is a Sushi King. Nit a circus boss. I am sure he did not fit in with all the clowns at the EFF (Effing Foswell Filckey) Circus

  • Deon Behrens - 2013-08-26 21:40

    Good move !

  • Ali Motaung - 2013-08-26 21:42

    Don't mistaken an oldman for a matured person! We have a number of physiological/medical conditions wherein a small boy might be trapped in an old man's body! No life direction - help (psychiatric/psychological), is de only solution!!!

  • Siyabulela William Xozwa - 2013-08-26 21:57

    Its good for the party bcz kenny has a bad history of disrespect of woman's,and from my point of view he don't have leadership qualities,he is just a old man who don't want to grow up,like a mall boy who likes fame and eyes.Everything kenny does he is doing it for public like sushi to naked young ladies what does that mean,what kind if leadership would he produce?The house of EFF with kenny would be a strip club

  • Badu Duba - 2013-08-26 21:57

    And did you hear that Juju also quit, I mean MALEMA. It is said he went to Zim to be Mugabe,s bodyguard=greener pastures.

  • Pontsho Seemane - 2013-08-26 21:58

    Our Country Our Battle Not for sissies and political prostitutes

  • Sbu Shaun Sheshani - 2013-08-26 22:03

    A men you cannot trust

  • Tersia Louw - 2013-08-26 22:07

    "Kunene has not left the party... he has asked to be relieved of his leadership responsibilities," Ndlozi said at the time. Jeez, Ndlozi, even Mac and Jackson took some time before they started telling real porkies.

      Shades - 2013-08-26 23:40

      Get with the program and stop spewing without facts!!

  • Manezi Ncedani - 2013-08-26 22:19

    lol 'central command team' juju and his minions think they are in the movies

  • Amawele Asechesterville - 2013-08-26 22:21

    HahahaHa it has been clear nw that these ppl only want to use us to get into the parliames nt and be rich since they hv been thrown out by the ANC they they cn c that if they don't try sumthing they will be poor like us mxm NEVER!!! Wil I vote The dust beam of ANC

  • Sarah Mohotlane - 2013-08-26 22:24