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Johannesburg - Some members of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) appear on the list of ANC members in good standing.
The members are eligible for election to represent the branch at the Limpopo ANC conference in December.
They include Malema’s cousin Tshepo, who has been certified by the ANC’s latest audit report.
Malema’s confidant, former Limpopo ANC Youth League secretary Jacob Lebogo, has also been given the thumbs-up by the audit team as a member in good standing.
Jossie Buthane, the ANC ward 13 branch chairman in Seshego, outside Polokwane, confirmed on Monday that Tshepo Malema appeared on the list of ANC members in good standing.
But Tshepo said he was no longer an ANC member. He maintained he had been a local EFF activist since the party’s formation two months ago.
This raises questions about the credibility of the ANC’s audit and outcomes before the Peter Mokaba regional conference next week and the provincial elective conference later.
Lebogo dismissed the ANC audit outcomes, saying those who claimed he remained an ANC member in good standing were “seeking attention by using my name”.
He would neither confirm nor deny he had joined EFF.
Surprisingly, the ANC audit has denounced the memberships of known Malema rivals Boy Mamabolo, Eddie Maleka as well as Simon Mathe, who is also provincial secretary of the South African Municipal Workers Union.
ANC provincial spokesman Sello Lediga said: “We are not aware that some of our members have joined EFF, but... we will investigate.”