- Two EFF Members of Parliament made headlines yesterday after it was revealed they received funding from the president
- Tebogo Mokwele and Nkasigang Mokgosi were cast into the spotlight for accepting money from the leader of the ANC
- EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu has revealed that both members have opted to throw in the towel in the face of the scandal
EFF MPs Tebogo Mokwele and Nkasigang Mokgosi have tendered their resignation after they were exposed as having accepted money from the leader of the ANC.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters had confirmed their members had been beneficiaries of the CR17 campaign to elect Cyril Ramaphosa as the leader of the ruling party.
The campaign, which has been in the midst of a scandal over a R500 000 BOSASA donation, has seen the president taken to task by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Taking to social media, Floyd Shivambu revealed that both Mokwele and Mokgosi had resigned from the Red Berets.
Mokgosi, who had claimed to have needed help with a certain 'bereavement', admitted to receiving a total of R80 000 from Ramaphosa between 2017 and this year.
In the resignation letter, Mokgosi said taking funds from the 'enemy camp' had made it impossible to continue with the EFF, whom she claimed had been unaware of her relationship with the president:
"My decision is based on the fact that I did not disclose the nature of my relationship with ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa which involved an exchange of money."
Mokwele had also received R80 000 from Ramaphosa, and commented that she had opted to resign after:
“Deep and careful introspection about the impact of my association with the President of the ANC and the Republic in which there was an exchange of money for my personal use.”
Meanwhile, Ramaphosa's spokesperson Khusela Diko has blasted the EFF's assertion that the payments had proved Ramaphosa's personal involvement with his campaign funds, saying that the party was attempting to portray a 'political conspiracy'.
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