- The EFF has responded to rumours that Gauteng leader Mandisa Mashego has resigned
- The Red Berets have confirmed that no resignation letter has been received from the politician
- Instead, a sick note excusing her from a party gathering has been accepted
The Economic Freedom Fighters have refuted claims that Mandisa Mashego has thrown in the towel.
Briefly.co.za reported that citizens had been disappointed that the Gauteng EFF leader may have vacated her post.
This came after a Sunday World report had relayed how Mashego and party leader Julius Malema had a reportedly had a fallout.
Now, EFF spokesperson Vuyani Pambo says that Mashego was still firmly in place as far as the party was concerned:
"Nothing has changed; we have not received anything from her. The last we received from her was a sick note ahead of the plenary meeting where she was excused."
However, TheSowetan reports that Mashego has not been carrying out her duties as the EFF's provincial leader since the beginning of the year.
Sowetan has established that Mashego has not been performing her duties as caucus leader of EFF in the legislature since January.
Mashego's personal assistant sent two committees - of which the politician is a member - indicating that she is in poor health:
"Kindly remove honourable Mashego from your committee mailing lists for now till further notice. She is currently on sick leave. All relevant communication with regards to committee meetings should be forwarded to my email address."
Mashego had reportedly found herself at odds with Malema over the position of secretary-general. which eventually went to his close ally Marshall Dlamini.
Mashego has remained silent over the speculation, declining to comment on the situation once more.
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