Party officials say the matter is an “internal affair” and cannot be communicated to the media.
The EFF in the Mpumalanga province has suspended its Gert Sibande regional convener Koos ‘Pkay’ Nkosi with immediate effect pending a disciplinary hearing.
Nkosi, who is an EFF councillor in the Gert Sibande district municipality, was suspended a week ago with three other councillors for “laziness”.
Nkosi is suspended barely three weeks after the expulsion of party provincial secretary Alfred Skhosana by the higher structure for “underperformance”.
013NEWS understands that Nkosi was given a letter of suspension by provincial chair Collen Sedibe on Tuesday last week “during a meeting”.
Two sources said the regional leader’s work has not been pleasing since his deployment to the seat of Gert Sibande district municipality councillor in August 2016.
“He’s out,” one source told the 013NEWS reporter this week.
“He won’t come closer to the council,” the source said.
013NEWS also understands a string of EFF councillors have been sent home with suspension letters – others for “underperformance”, ” laziness” and others for not paying the party levy.
A week ago, Skhosana told this paper that his expulsion and the suspensions of the councillors was purging.
“They accuse them of being aligned to me ahead of the provincial elective conference,” Skhosana said.
Another source told this paper that Nkosi was part of a group that wants Sedibe to be ousted at the upcoming congress. The group wanted Skhosana to serve as the new chair of the Mpumalanga EFF.
Sedibe expects to be re-elected as the chair of the party and Nkangala district municipality councillor Sam Zandamela is tipped to be the new secretary.
But one faction in Gert Sibande is said to lobbying for Gcina Mofokeng to emerge as the provincial secretary.
Nkosi was co-opted as a provincial command team (PCT) member a year ago following the defection of various PCT members to the ANC.
Both Sedibe and Gert Sibande co-ordinator Thabiso Mofokeng confirmed Nkosi has been sent home pending a disciplinary hearing.
“Yes it’s true but these are internal matters. It’s an internal affair chief leave it,” Mofokeng said.
(edited by ZK)
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