Dali Mpofu fails to shake up EFF leadership

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- city-press.news24.com | 4 months ago

Senior leaders within the EFF were for weeks locked in talks with former national chairperson advocate Dali Mpofu, trying to dissuade him from contesting the position of deputy president.

But in the end his attempt at second-in-command fell short after he could not muster the minimum number of votes required to be eligible. EFF leader Julius Malema was nominated unopposed, while deputy president Floyd Shivambu also retained his post in the top six.

The remaining four positions were widely expected to be occupied by new faces and this was the case as Veronica Mente became national chairperson, Marshall Dlamini was voted secretary general and Poppy Mailola took up the post of deputy secretary general, while Omphile Maotwe became treasurer general.

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