Implosion of the EFF house

Mpho Ramakatsa(L) , Andile Mngxitama (C) and Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala. Picture Nigel Sibanda

A suspended Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) member is expected to approach the High Court in Bloemfontein this morning.

Mpho Ramakatsa, who is the former national coordinator of the EFF, wants the court to nullify the EFFs national peoples assembly of last year at which Julius Malema was re-elected party leader.

Ramakatsa was suspended from the EFF on Wednesday – just days after Andile Mngxitama and Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala suffered the same fate – for bringing the party into disrepute.

Ramakatsa will be supported by Twala, Mngxitama and Litchfield-Tshabalala in court.

Political analyst Elvis Masoga said Ramakatsa has a right to take EFF to court.

“In light of his suspension, the gentleman had a ligitimate and judicial right to launch a lawsuit against EFF,” said Masoga.

“He was a member in good standing at the time of the conference.”

Masoga said there was no possibility of reconciliation between factions within the EFF.

“We are witnessing the much-anticipated implosion of the EFF house,” explained Masoga.

“EFF leaders lack the ability to reconcile with their opponents.”

The EFF rebels plan to have a rally tomorrow at the Mangaung Sports Complex in Bloemfontein. The rally is seen by many as a litmus test to gauge whether EFF rebel MPs have support.

The EFF has called on party members not attend the rally as the EFF rebels were defying the national leadership.

The rebels accused Malema and his deputy, Flody Shivambu, of abusing party funds.

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