Malema accused of plot to dethrone Thabo Mbeki by EFF splinter group

Malema accused of plot to dethrone Thabo Mbeki by EFF splinter group

- Vusi Mathe has formed the African Federal Convention after splintering off from the Economic Freedom Fighters

- The former KZN Head of Intelligence for the EFF has accused leader Julius Malema of being tasked to remove ex-president Thabo Mbeki

- The Red Berets in turn claim that Mathe is power hungry, adamant that the former EFF members had been cast out of the party for good reason

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AFCO has launched, comprising both EFF and African Transformation Movement members, led by Babayi Vusi Mathe.

The head of the party says he opted to form the group after serving as the KwaZulu-Natal Head of Intelligence for the EFF, adamant that the Red Berets have lost touch with the people:

“I’ve realised that the EFF is not representing the majority of this country. The EFF is a spaza shop of two people, Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu, and I know why one of the cardinal pillars of the EFF is to nationalise land and minerals resources, why?"

However, Mathe cast more serious allegations against Julius Malema, saying that his task as ANC Youth League head had been to remove former president Thabo Mbeki as the leader of South Africa, reports SABC.

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EFF KZN Chairperson Vusi Khoza says that Mathe was indeed part of an interim structure of the party, but had not renewed his membership after allegedly using the party to run scams in the province.

Khoza says others in the group had been expelled from the EFF for misusing the party's name, gathered.

In response to the claim that Malema had been part of a conspiracy to remove Mbeki, Khoza said he laughed when he heard of the allegations, insisting the Mathe was desperate to remain relevant:

"People like Mathe are unelectable, these are just a disgruntled group of people. He is now disgruntled and wants to get back at the EFF."

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