The Economic Freedom Fighters honoured MP Tebogo Mokwele for her perseverance today. The party revealed that Mokwele had suffered a miscarriage after being forced out of Parliament for calling out ex-president Jacob Zuma.
The Economic Freedom Fighters honoured MP Tebogo Mokwele for her 'fighting spirit' today. Mokwele was born in the North West and started her political career at the tender young age of 14, egged on by the hardships she had endured.
According to The Citizen, Mokwele had endured another hardship at the hands of 'parliamentary thugs'. The party alleges that the MP had suffered a miscarriage after being forced out of Parliament.
Mokwele had challenged then-president Jacob Zuma, claiming that he was not fit to address members of Parliament:
“Honourable Zuma cannot be allowed to address parliament as he has violated his oath of office. Zuma is not competent enough to lead this country.”
Chairperson Thandi Modise had commanded security personnel to remove her from the building. An hour later, photos had emerged of the MP being transported to hospital, allegedly suffering an assault by the hands of the security personnel.
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At the time, Floyd Shivambu, deputy-president, had condemned the alleged assault, saying that:
“Jacob Zuma’s parliamentary thugs and criminals have assaulted Commissar Tebogo Mokwele. We will fight them to the bitter end. No retreat!”
EFF supporters saluted Mokwele for fighting to the bitter end, with some vowing to make the ruling party suffer as she did at the ballot box. Others encouraged the EFF to take legal action.
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