- Dali Mpofu is facing the possibility of being replaced as the national chairperson of the EFF
- Collen Sedibe, who is the party's Mpumalanga chair, claims that he is the reason Mpofu might be removed
- Mpofu's hectic schedule is being used as one of the factors that could see the advocate disappearing from leadership
Chances are that advocate Dali Mpofu may not emerge from the EFF's upcoming elective conference as the party's national chairperson.
IOL reports that MP Veronica Mente may take his place instead, with Mpofu's schedule as a lawman working against him in the debacle.
While secretary-general Godrich Gardee is also running the risk of being replaced by Marshall Dlamini, Mpofu is facing backlash from within the party over his history with the ANC.
Mpumalanga chairperson Collen Sedibe has come in in strong opposition to Mpofu's reign in the party, highlighting that he had won numerous cases for the ruling party.
Sedibe was heard boasting about being the reason behind Mpofu's possible downfall, blasting him for failing to treat EFF court battles with the same amount of expertise.
The video saw Sedibe claiming that it was a conflict of interest for his national counterpart to represent the EFF:
“For example, the reason Supra Mahumapelo won a case in the North West is Dali. The reason the faction of Senzo Mchunu won in KZN is Dali. Free State is Dali. All the ANC battles it's Dali that won them. But by law, he can’t represent the EFF."
Briefly.co.za reported that Julius Malema had also pointed out Mpofu's other responsibilities as an apparent issue for the EFF:
"The reality of the situation is that our national chair is a senior counsel, forever in consultations, forever in courts and doing those many other things which are indirectly complementing the cause, but it doesn't directly translate into strengthening the organisation."
The Red Beret leader had shared a few stern words over the chair's commitment to his role, but Mpofu had denied any bad blood between them.
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