647 11.07.2013 Elected Kenny Kunene listening at the Commander in chief of Economic Freedom Fighter, Julius Malema leaving after speaking at the press conference were he announced the new national and provincial party's committees, held at Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg on 11, Thursday, 11 July 2013. Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng

 

Johannesburg - Controversial businessman Kenny Kunene has not resigned from the Economic Freedom Fighters, the party said on Wednesday.

“Kunene has not left the party... he has asked to be relieved of his leadership responsibilities,” said spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

According to reports on Wednesday, Kunene had quit as EFF head of campaigns, mobilisation, and special projects.

Ndlozi said Kunene remained a member of the party.

In July, Kunene said he was going into politics full-time as a member of the EFF, led by expelled African National Congress Youth League leader Julius Malema.

Kunene wrote a scathing open letter to President Jacob Zuma before joining the EFF, criticising his leadership and referred to Zuma as “a monster and a tyrant”. - Sapa