- Economic Freedom Fighters Gauteng provincial chair Mandisa Mashego has reportedly tendered her resignation
- While suspicions over this move were raised earlier in the year, Mashego has allegedly confirmed her decision
- While the Red Beret caucus leader has thrown in the towel, she remains a member of the party
EFF Gauteng provincial chairperson and provincial caucus leader Mandisa Mashego has reportedly confirmed her resignation.
Mashego's continued service to the political party was called into question earlier this year after speculation about her circumstances had circulated.
While the EFF itself had denied the resignation, reports indicate that this was indeed the case.
Speaking to Aldrin Sampear on PowerFM, Mashego revealed that she had thrown in the towel back in February.
At the time, party spokesperson Vuyani Pambo had 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."
While Mashego has resigned from her position within regional leadership, she confirmed remaining a member of the EFF.
The reason behind Mashego's departure remain unclear, but speculation had hinted at a falling-out with leader Julius Malema.
Briefly.co.za reported that Malema had welcomed rumours of other political parties attempting to poach members of the EFF, commenting that:
“I’m told one or two of my provincial chairpersons; one from the inland province, and one from the coastal province are also speaking to you. Please speed up the process."
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