- Economic Freedom Fighter delegates have spoken and new leadership has been selected
- Some big names in the party have been given the chop as women rose to power
- Briefly.co.za explores what those who got left behind had to say
The EFF has decided who will lead the party over the course of the next four years.
Briefly.co.za reported that Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu have managed to hold onto their respective positions.
However, some have not been so lucky. Former chair Dali Mpofu and secretary-general Godrich Gardee have failed to make the cut.
In response to the loss, Gardee shared his pride for the opportunity to play his role:
"Proud to have served a full 5 years as Secretary-General in the collective, in the revolution, and shall continue to serve our EFF."
Advocate Dali Mpofu, whose exclusion from the party had been predicted after a lashing from Malema, commented:
"Thank you Fighter! At this stage of our history and with what is happening in our society you need a very good reason before you can contest against a woman leader who is so full of potential. To be a leader is to be a teacher."
Leigh Mathys, party treasurer-general, also welcomed the balance in leadership between the two genders:
"We have three women and three men in our national officials. We walk the talk."
Despite Malema predicting that there would be sour grapes among those who didn't get elected into their old posts, it seems the Red Berets have taken the situation in stride.
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