Thembinkosi Rawula, who was snubbed from the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) National Assembly list, resigned from the party amid a bitter war of words over the party’s financial resources.
His resignation comes after he refused to retract his comments in which he accused party leader Julius Malema and his deputy, Floyd Shivambu, of financial mismanagement and of accepting a donation from VBS Mutual Bank.In a 35-point letter, Rawula indicated his intention to resign from the party.
“Let the history judge me, both in terms subjective and objective realities, If I have betrayed the revolution I will take any punishment that comes by my way (sic).“I subscribe to the notion that, ‘society does not perish because of bad people but society perishes because good people have decided to keep quiet until death’.
“Let the society judge me for taking this long to speak but in mitigation of my sentence, I HAVE FINALLY SPOKEN.“I will now listen to your press conference with peace as the none member of the EFF (sic).
”Financial audits of last 4 yearsIn a separate letter ahead of his resignation, Rawula, who was the head of the party’s disciplinary commission until recently, told Malema’s lawyers that the party would first need to produce its financial audits before he retracts his statement.