The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) may likely show 23 of its councilors in KwaZulu-Natal province the exit door soon.
This decision follows a thorough post-election review and appraisal of the affected councilors.
The affected councilors were said to have polled fewer than 100 votes in their respective wards in the municipal elections.
EFF leader Julius Malema had announced earlier this month that all proportional representative (PR) councilors who come from wards which received less than 100 votes will be instructed to withdraw from councils; and would be replaced by ward candidates where the party received more votes.
Malema disclosed that this principle is aimed primarily at (rewarding) those who worked for the organisation tirelessly; and also to avoid a situation where mediocrity is rewarded. He added that the EFF will apply the same principle during the national general elections in 2019.
Gardee Writes To KwaZulu-Natal Province
Nevertheless, in order to make good on the party’s decision; BuzzSouthAfrica learned that EFF secretary-general, Gordrich Gardee has sent correspondence to provinces.
The party also gave the affected councillors until last Sunday to explain why they should not be pulled out of their positions.
“The report should, therefore, include a decision taken on the representation by the PR councillors; for consideration by the War Council.
Where such representation cannot be condoned by the collective of War Council deployee CCT (central command team) and PCT (provincial command team), such a PR councillor should be directed to resign,” Gardee stipulated.
Meanwhile, a written communication obtained by reporters shows that; PR councillor Lindani Mthembu of Ward 6 in KwaDukuza Municipality; whose polled just 13 votes will be replaced by Xolani Makhathini from Ward 4; who obtained 301 votes.
Mphiwe Mkhwanazi, whose Ward 31 received only 72 votes will be replaced by Tholinkomo Mngomezulu whose Ward 2 obtained 745 votes in Nongoma Municipality.
Xolani Mbatha whose ward polled 59 votes will be replaced by Mazwi Dunge whose ward in Ulundi Municipality obtained 102 votes.