The party has a June 2021 deadline to convene an elective conference.
Leaders of the Gert Sibande EFF are currently occupied with lobbying for positions as the party prepares for regional conferences across South Africa.
The party is currently led by Walter Zulu as the regional chairperson and Tlou Manamela as the regional secretary.
013NEWS learnt that Msukaligwa councillor Mthunzi Yende is gunning for the position of regional chairperson as well as Chief Albert Luthuli councilor Thabong Kgwedi and another contester Ray Skhosana.
Zulu could come in and contest the post of regional secretary than seek re-election as the chair while Manamela eyes to be re-elected as the secretary, sources said.
Another contester for the position of secretary is regional headquarters administrator Evans Motha who works in Manamela’s office but who is needed to contest him for the position.
EFF provincial spokesperson Collen Sedibe said the national leadership announced that all regions across the country will hold elective conferences in June 2021.
“We are busy with preparations. You know preparations start with branches and that’s what we are busy with,” he said without going into details.
Meanwhile, the Sunday World reports that Malema is angry that councillors and members of legislature in the provinces have failed to launch branches before the 31 May 2021 deadline in preparation for conference and is going to fire them.
EFF MPs and councillors pay a levy to headquarters, money that is deducted from their salaries to fund party activities and had earlier this year been instructed to recruit for the formation of branches.
Those who failed are facing the axe…
The contestants for positions in Gert Sibande refused to comment, only saying if nominated by branches they will definitely stand.
(edited by ZK)
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