- An EFF councilor has accused party leadership of not practicing what they preach
- This comes as the elective conference draws ever closer during which the EFF will appoint new leadership
- Moshe Mphahlele has warned fellow Red Berets to be wary of empty promises made by the top dogs
Moshe Mphahlele, an EFF councillor based in Alexandra, has accused party leadership of being all bark but no bite.
City Press reportedly has seen an email from Mphahlele in which he claims those in charge have failed to practice what they preach.
The councillor referenced the party's discussion document where land expropriation without compensation was a pivotal factor.
However, Mphahlele is adamant that the Red Berets have employed ANC tactics and lost their radical approach:
“Years are passing and we are promised that the Parliament will finalise the issue of land, but when? The ANC strategy of delaying tactics is used in the EFF. We are really becoming the carbon copy of the ANC. We have lost our radicalism and we should pick up our spear now."
Briefly.co.za reported that leader Julius Malema had denied using his political party to carve out a luxurious lifestyle for himself, adamant that he had been wearing Gucci and Louis Vuitton long beforehand.
Mphahlele disagrees, insisting that leadership is enjoying the hard work of the EFF's ground forces:
“Our problem is when you go to media-infested places like the Durban July to show off your newly accumulated wealth, through the hard work and sweat of ground forces that are doing everything in their power to make sure that the EFF takes over the government.
"Please find other discreet places and quieter ways of eating your money without demoralising the spirit of ground forces who are hard at work. They are not benefiting while their leaders are living it up."
With the EFF's elective conference taking place in just a few weeks, it appears that a growing resentment is festering within its ranks.
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