The Economic Freedom Fighters treasurer Magdalene Moonsamy has resigned.
According to the opposition party, Moonsamy tendered her resignation because she wanted to squarely focus on her legal career.
Magdalene Moonsmay recently established a law firm and had asked the party for time off, being aware that the position of treasurer-general is a full-time position.
Party leader Julius Malema has also unveiled her successor. Speaking to reporters in Johannesburg on Monday; Malema said a member of the central command team and EFF’s MP Leigh-Ann Mathys will succeed Moonsamy.
Malema confirmed the development after the party’s central command team meeting. He said: “Commissar Moonsamy resigned. She says she is overly committed as she has just started her own legal practice. She remains a member of the central command team. Commissar Mathys has been appointed in her place”
Her departure follows EFF national spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s recent study leave – which ends on November 1.
Speaking further, Malema announced that the party will dissolve its provincial structures in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.
He added: “The CCT [Central Command Team] resolved that the provincial and regional structures be dissolved and replaced with interim structures. Some councils in these provinces do not have EFF Councillors.
The elections are over we need to train them; send them back to the branches and communities so that they can understand what it means to be an activist. If we have a weak KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape then we must forget about strong EFF in those areas.”
In a bid to stop the EFF from degenerating to a low and impoverish state like the “ANC”, the Commander-in-Chief of the EFF disclosed that EFF councillors who garnered below 100 votes in their wards after the local polls would be replaced by activists; “who worked hard and garnered support and more votes”.