- The Economic Freedom Fighters have come together to elect their top 6 leaders for the next 5 years
- Julius Malema unsurprisingly remains the leader of the party and Floyd Shivambu keeps his title as Deputy President
- A few changes have been made to the other leadership positions
The political party has elected its leadership and Malema keeps his title as the party's main man while Floyd Shivambu will continue to be Deputy President.
However, some changes have been made. Advocate Dali Mpofu has been replaced as the National Chairperson and so has Secretary-General Godrich Gardee and the rest of the top 6.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the new top 6 is as follows:
- Commander in Chief: Julius Malema (re-elected)
- Deputy President: Floyd Shivambu (re-elected)
- National Chairperson: Veronica Mente (replacing Adv. Dali Mpofu)
- Secretary-General: Marshall Dlamini (replacing Godrich Gardee)
- Deputy Secretary-General: Poppy Raesibe Mailola (replacing Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi)
- Treasurer General: Umpile Maotwe (replacing Leigh-Ann Mathys)
According to The Citizen, the biggest dramatic moment of the night came when Mpofu was nominated to stand against Shivambu for the Deputy President position.
He accepted the nomination but failed to achieve the 30% minimum support required to win.
On Sunday, 15 December, the EFF delegates will go on to elect 35 additional members of the central command team.
These delegates are the EFF's version of the ANC’s National Executive Committee.
This comes after the eNCA has withdrawn from the EFF's elective conference this weekend and the party was accused of creating a media blackout by refusing to grant accreditation to a number of journalists from high profile media houses.
This media ban labelled unconstitutional and an attack on media freedom.
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