NELSPRUIT: Skhosana has been suspended for “underperformance,” sources have revealed, and has been “relieved” from all party activities, including representing the EFF in the Mpumalanga legislature.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has suspended Mpumalanga provincial secretary Alfred Skhosana, AGAIN. He is reportedly told him to wait at home until a disciplinary hearing settles the matter.
Skhosana has this time suspended for “underperformance,” and has been “relieved” from all party activities, including representing the EFF in the Mpumalanga legislature.
This is the second time Skhosana has been suspended by the higher structure of the party.
In August 2016, the party suspended Skhosana for skipping payments of the party’s monthly levy that all EFF parliamentarians, legislature members and councillors are compelled to pay.
A highly-placed source told the a Mpumalanga news website on Monday this week that on Sunday the entire Mpumalanga leadership of the party was summoned to party headquarters in Braamfontein, Gauteng where an angry Malema ripped into Skhosana and party councillors who have been “underperforming” and skipping payments of the party levy.
“They summoned the provincial command team and regional representatives to the HQ,” it is said.
“All of us we were there the whole day on Sunday and we dealt with issues. On Saturday it was Governance Task Units issues and on Sunday HQ was dealing with Mpumalanga.”
“I’ve never seen Malema angry like that in my life. All of us we were shaking. It can mean the end of your political career. Skhosana read the report as secretary on behalf of the PCT and Malema criticised it and called him a useless thing and said with people like him that’s why the EFF is struggling in Mpumalanga,” the source said.
Another source, who serves in one of the regions of Mpumalanga but who didn’t attend the Sunday meeting at party headquarters, on Sunday night sent WhatsApp messages that reads: “Skhosana is suspended as a secretary. They say Julius was scathing (sic) to his conduct. Even the report he presented was (sic) shambolic. He said without Collen in this province EFF will collapse”.