The EFF will not be able to survive without its leader Julius Malema as the party gears for its national conference in December.
This is according to Durban based political analyst, Xolani Dube of Xubera Institute that Malema is the “foundation of the organisation”.
Asked by Independent Media about an EFF without Malema after the party’s national chairperson, Dali Mpofu told Power FM on Monday that he would be surprised if Malema stands for another term when the next one which was expected to commence in December, expires, Dube said even party members know Malema's importance to the party.
Dube said removing Malema would threaten the existence of the six-year-old party and leave many party members who rely on the EFF for jobs and survival, destitute.
He likened Malema’s importance to the party to that of veteran founding leaders of political parties like Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the IFP and General Bantu Holomisa of the UDM.