- EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has denied that the recent resignation of two MPs was an instance of 'gender double standards'
- Shivambu made his comments in the wake of accusations levied against him by ANCWL head Bathabile Dlamini
- Dlamini insists that the resignations, in the light of donations from President Cyril Ramaphosa, are a prime example of how easy it is to remove women from power
Economic Freedom Fighter second-in-command Floyd Shivambu has had to field off accusations from Bathabile Dlamini.
The former minister made the claims on social media from an account that has been understood to be her personal platform, saying that the incident in which two female EFF MPs resigning was 'another example' of 'gender double standards'.
Briefly.co.za reported that Tebogo Mokwele and Nkagisang Mokgosi had opted to leave their positions after it was revealed they both enjoyed financial aid from President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Dlamini lamented that it was 'easy to remove women from positions of power and influence', casting shame upon the Red Berets.
However, Shivambu is adamant that this is not the case, responding to the ANC Women's League boss to say:
"Am sure even male EFF commissars would’ve done the same @CdeBathaDlamini. But wait, why aren’t in Court to reverse the outcomes of 54th Conference because a female candidate was evidently robbed through money, which according to your rules wasn’t supposed to be used. Proceed!"
The 54th Conference saw Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma losing her bid to lead the ANC to President Cyril Ramaphosa, with the EFF deputy hinting that his financial position had helped him 'rob' his place at the helm from his opponent.
While Shivambu sees things in this light, Dlamini-Zuma's silence on who funded her own campaign has raised a few eyebrows.
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