Malema runs the Economic Freedom Fighters like his 'bedroom, kitchen, toilet and yacht' according to Zolile Xalisa, an MP for the party. This is the second 'Red Beret' who has accused the party president of misusing the EFF's funds.
A second MP has come out to accuse EFF leader Julius Malema of abusing the party's funds, this time in a three-page resignation letter.
According to The Citizen, Zolile Xalisa penned an angry letter to the leader and his 'surrogates', claiming that their CIC had been abusing the money collected from EFF MPs and parliamentary allowances.
Xalisa claims that the funds had been used to throw huge parties for senior members to 'appease your guilt 'after party meetings, 'just to make them feel important around you'.
The MP had served on the party's central command team and is adamant that Malema refuses to account for how the funds collected from members is spent:
“The little we could have appreciated at least if you were taking care of our deployment costs instead of guillotining [us] with exorbitant … weekly deployment cost, such as car hire, accommodation cost, buying T- shirts for EFF fighters and providing food for fighters at our own cost. If that was not abuse and exploitation, you will never know what is abuse and exploitation in the EFF.”
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EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has dismissed these allegations, claiming that this is yet another MP who had not made the cut for the EFF Parliament list of candidates:
"EFF branches democratically rejected him. He now joins a very short line of position-mongers who, because they lost positions, lie about the EFF.”
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Thembinkosi Rawula, another bitter former MP, had made similar accusations after he too had failed to make the candidates list. Following Rawula's resignation from the party, Malema announced that he would be suing the MP.
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