DA suspends high-profile councillor for allegedly leaking info to the EFF

DA suspends high-profile councillor for allegedly leaking info to the EFF

- A Democratic Alliance councillor recently got suspended for leaking information about the party's plans to the Economic Freedom Fighters' leader, Julius Malema

- The councillor, Nkele Molapo, denies sending a screenshot of an internal caucus discussion to Malema

- The screenshot was sent and caused the EFF to go against what the DA was planning

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Nkele Molapo got a lot of attention when she was promoted to DA provincial media manager, and it was good attention.

However, the attention Molapo is receiving now is not that good. She's accused of leaking information to the opposition and has been suspended.

SowetanLive reports that Molapo allegedly sent a screenshot of an internal caucus discussion to the EFF's leader, Julius Malema.

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It is reported the suspended councillor sent the image just before a meeting that was set to discuss the future of Moeketsi Mosola.

Briefly.co.za gathered that after seeing the screenshot, Malema was angry and told the EFF to not support Mayor Msimanga's attempt to have Mosola suspended as Tshwane manager.

In the meantime, Molapo admitted she was suspended, but denied letting any info leak.

I deny taking the screenshot and I also deny sending it to Julius. Taking a screenshot in our party is not a crime, the crime would be sending the screenshot to Julius. I didn’t take the screenshot and this was included in my response to the caucus management. I did not do what I am accused of. You can ask Julius where did he get the screenshot.

The screenshot was apparently of a message of the DA's plans and was written by Kingsley Wakeling, DA councillor:

The ANC will back us in the voting to suspend the CM (city manager) I think and so would the EFF, as I don’t think neither have the capacity, will or appetite to run the City before the national election. The national squabbles between the EFF and the ANC create for us the opportunity to reclaim the City and also to get more media airtime as this is what we need desperately.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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