EFF member leaks Mmusi Maimane's personal phone number on Twitter

EFF member leaks Mmusi Maimane's personal phone number on Twitter

- A member of the EFF took to Twitter to share what she alleged was Mmusi Maimane's contact number

- Maimane, however, has not responded to the incident

- This is the latest incident amid increasing tensions between the parties as they head into election season

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An EFF member leaked what she claimed to be DA leader Mmusi Maimane's personal cellphone number on Twitter.

The EFF member, who goes by the name 'Mmapula' on Twitter, posted the number on Monday evening, Briefly.co.za learned. 

Mmapula also mocked Maimane, telling social media users to remind him to register to vote  - probably a reference to the fact that Maimane has sent our several messages urging South Africans to register, and also released photos of his family registering to vote over the weekend.

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Maimane has not commented on the incident. It has not been confirmed whether the number was in fact his or not.

However, the number is no longer operational, suggesting that if it did belong to the opposition leader, he has since abandoned it. 

Mmapula's tweet gained a lot of traction on social media, suggesting that many people may have tried to contact the number.

Mmapula did not give a reason for leaking the information.

READ ALSO: Mmusi Maimane says corrupt politicians belong in jail, not in Parliament

While Mmapula's content is not technically against the law or in breach of the Electoral Code of Conduct, it nevertheless represents a ratcheting up in the tensions between the DA and EFF as the opposition parties get on the campaign trail.

This comes after Julius Malema announced that the EFF would no longer enter into coalitions with the DA, claiming that the DA had called his party "corrupt."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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