In an effort to ensure that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) marches down the warring ring with a formidable team in the upcoming 2019 general election; the party has relieved EFF leader Julius Malema of all parliamentary committee work.
As disclosed by EFF spokesman Fana Mokoena; Malema was tasked with the new role for various reasons and as part of EFF’s leadership parliamentary changes.
Following the development, Malema’s primary assignment now is to work hand in glove with the party’s structures across the country in the run-up to the 2019 general elections.
Reliable party sources added that this development will allow the Commander-in-Chief of the economic fighters to efficiently and effectively administer and manage the revolutionary party; which currently has over 800 new councillors.
EFF Leader Julius Malema Previous Parliamentary Roles
However, Malema will appear in Parliament when paramount policy issues like the Presidential question and answer session; the state of the nation address; and the national budget are debated.
Prior to this development, the EFF leader was a member of the portfolio committees on justice; mineral resources; and international relations.
Moving forward, Mokoena, confirmed that the secretary general of the EFF‚ Godrich Gardee will not be coming to parliament that often either‚ “because he has to be mainly office-bound in an organisational capacity.”
This is not the first time the party leadership is making some changes to its parliamentary caucus. In August, the party appointed three new MPs to replace those who were deployed to local government.
The MPs who were redeployed to serve in the municipalities include; Asanda Matshobeni Pumza Ntobongwana; and Abner Matlhoko. They were redeployed to Amathole District, Rustenburg Local Municipality and Mhlontlo Local Municipality, respectively.
The trio were replaced by Leigh-Ann Mathys and Fana Mokoena – who pulled from the National Council of Provinces. The third newly appointed is MP Roger Zolile Xalisa (a member of the central command team).