NATIONAL NEWS - Two Economic Freedom Fighters members of parliament, Tebogo Mokwele and Nkasigang Mokgosi, resigned on Monday following the public release of bank statements showing payments made to different people from the CR17 campaign bank accounts.
Tebogo Mokwele resigned after confessing to having received money from President Cyril Ramaphosa following the death of a loved one.
“This follows a deep and careful introspection about the impact of my association with the president and the republic in which there was an exchange of money for my personal use; a total of R80,000 between 2017 and 2019.
“I have decided to save the organisation a painful time to subject me to a disciplinary process. My actions have already caused the image and reputation of the EFF into disrepute [sic]. I cannot that any more of the EFF public relations must be wasted discussing my actions, as opposed to being dedicated to our revolutionary programme,” said Mokwele in her statement.
She said she would go into a self-imposed exile from the party for five years, expressing “regret”.
She maintained that the ANC remained the “strategic enemy” of the EFF.