EFF's Godrich Gardee resigns as MP

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Former EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee, now the head of international relations, has resigned from his role as a member of Parliament.

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise's office confirmed that Gardee had submitted his resignation.

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Gardee refused to comment when asked about the development.

The senior EFF member recently graduated with a law degree – and last week the party's president, Julius Malema, tweeted that Gardee had started working as a candidate attorney.

'Can't be there full time'

The former secretary-general had been lambasted for being divisive by some party members in the lead-up to the EFF's second elective conference.

Some expected Gardee to leave the party after he was not re-elected as a leader. However, he was given the task of helping to establish the party's footprint outside of the country, hence his role as head of international relations.

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EFF national spokesperson Vuyani Pambo said Gardee was now working full time as a candidate attorney at Mabuza Attorneys.

"It wouldn't be proper for him to be paid if he can't be there full time."

Pambo said Gardee remained a member of the EFF's central command team, the highest decision-making body.


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