- The EFF's Benny Mayengani has quit as a Johannesburg councillor over claims that Ringo Madlingozi was a preferred candidate for Parliament
- Between him and Ringo Benny felt that he was the most popular musician and therefore should be the top pick for the job
- With only 44 EFF seats allocated after the May General Elections Mayengani seems jilted he didn't make the cut
Tsonga musician Benny Mayengani has apparently left the Economic Freedom Fighters over failing to make the cut to serve in Parliament.
Sunday World reports that the musician allegedly left after feeling he was more popular, and therefore the more appropriate choice, than fellow muso Ringo Madlingozi.
The Red Berets had confirmed Mayengani's resignation as a councillor, noting he was still registered as a party member.
Sources in the party claimed Benny had been 'ill-disciplined' apparently throwing his toys out the cot after what he viewed as being snubbed by the EFF.
Party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says that positions in the party had been filled through a democratic process during its list conference.
The Citizen reports that Julius Malema had come to Mayengani's defence after Cassper Nyovest filed a trademark dispute over the use of the #FillUp hashtag, claiming that the rapper had bullied Benny.
In other news, Brian Shivambu has been ordered to pay the legal costs involved in recovering unsettled debt owed to VBS Mutual Bank.
Deputy President Floyd Shivambu's brother had been in the spotlight after failing to repay a loan and mortgage taken out at the now-defunct entity, Briefly.co.za reported.
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