National 6.9.2016 01:11 pm

Mediocre EFF councillors, MPs will lose jobs – Malema

Julius Malema arrives at the EFF Manifesto Launch in Orlando Stadium, Sowet | Image: Michel Bega

Julius Malema arrives at the EFF Manifesto Launch in Orlando Stadium, Sowet | Image: Michel Bega

EFF proportional councillors who failed to garner enough votes in the local government elections face a stark reality.

EFF leader Julius Malema has warned these councillors that they will have to vacate their seats because they got less than 100 votes each.

The warning of job losses was also sent to MPs who were told if their constituencies were not well governed, they would lose their seats.

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According to The Sowetan, Malema said this was to steer councillors towards becoming active participants in their communities.

“We are forcing them somehow to become community activists. If we don’t modernise, we are going to be like the ANC. In this regard all EFF PR councillors who have received less than 100 votes will be requested by the CCT to withdraw from councils and will be replaced by ward candidates where the EFF received the most votes.

“This principle is aimed primarily at awarding those who worked for the organisation tirelessly, and also to avoid a situation where mediocrity is rewarded.”

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