In the previous general elections the EFF won 25 seats in Parliament, but out of this number, about 11 EFF MPs have resigned or relinquished their seats as a result of contravening the party's constitution.
EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu, however, denied that the party was battling to keep its members in Parliament. He said the party has since its inception and presence in Parliament fired three people.
“The majority we have redeployed to the legislature and to local municipalities. Wherever we think we need deeper attention in the province or whatever level, we will then redeploy those people there.
“This is to make sure that we align our work properly,” said Shivambu.