Mpumalanga EFF secretary resigns

Mpumalanga EFF secretary resigns
BOOTED OUT: As has been the fate of nearly all Mpumalanga EFF secretaries, another one has bitten the dust, this time its current provincial secretary Gcina Mofokeng has resigned ahead of its 3rd provincial conference. PICTURE BY 013NEWS

He tendered his resignation a day after the party suspended him and two months ahead of its provincial elective conference.

The provincial secretary of EFF in Mpumalanga, Gcina Mofokeng, has resigned with an immediate effect as both member of the party and legislature.

He tendered his resignation letter last week Thursday 21 July 2022 to secretary-general Marshall Dlamini.

He resigns a day after the EFF suspended him on 20 July 2022 for failure to pay the party levy.

In the suspension letter to Mofokeng, secretary-general Marshall Dlamini said Mofokeng’s deductions “bounced” in 3 consecutive months.

The EFF deducts a 7.5% levy every month from their legislature members – which is around R6,700 deducted monthly from a fighter’s Parliamentary salary.

As a result Mofokeng owes the party over R20 000…

His resignation also comes two months before the EFF convenes its 3rd Provincial People’s Assembly – an elective conference, planned for mid-September 2022.

ALSO SEE: Julius Malema enforces strict party levy rules

Mofokeng was elected the secretary in September 2018 at the Ingwenyama lodge where provincial chairman Collen Sedibe was elected for a second term.

Sources claim his fallout with Sedibe lately “frustrated” him to the extent that he abandoned “all EFF work” and chose to no longer answer his phone or emails.

He had been elected to replace Alfred Skhosana – the former provincial secretary who was fired by the EFF for “underperformance” and failure to pay the party levy.

Sedibe eyes a third term as chair at the 3rd Provincial People’s Assembly (PPA).

Mpumalanga EFF secretary resigns
Gcina Mofokeng has left the Mpumalanga EFF

In his resignation letter, Mofokeng didn’t say why he was choosing to resign but thanked the party for affording him a chance to lead.

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“I really appreciate all the things that I have learnt in the organisation,” he said.

Mofokeng had been approached by some quarter of the party in Mpumalanga to contest Sedibe’s chairperson seat in September 2022.

He is one of the many senior leaders in Mpumalanga to leave the party in the province.

Ayanda Tshabalala, then provincial co-ordinator led a mass defection of fighters back to the ANC in 2015. Soon afterwards, Its Parliamentarian Pro Khoza also resigned in 2017 and went into business.

SEE HERE: Who is Pro Khoza?

In 2018, the EFF expelled its provincial secretary Alfred Skhosana after he publicly criticised party leader Julius Malema and accused him of meddling into provincial wrangles ahead of the 2018 provincial elective conference.

SEE HERE: Alfred Skhosana hits out at Julius Malema

In 2019, another party senior leader, Cyril Chuene, left to join the DA after being allegedly purged since he joined the party after its formation in 2013.

SEE HERE: Cyril Chuene becomes DA councillor

Chuene had wanted to contest Sedibe at the Ingwenyama lodge but changed his mind at the 11th hour and wanted to contest as secretary but lost when delegates chose Mofokeng for the post.

(edited by MLM)
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