January 28, 2021

EFF Members Received Money From CR17 Campaign

eNCA Picture File: The EFF has confirmed that two of its MPs received money from Cyril Ramaphosa through a CR17 account.

By Tiyani Solly Mabunda

Another revelation of the Bosasa and CR17 campaign money dealings have come to light on Sunday, this time involving the red berets. The revelation comes after the leaked emails and bank statements of the Ramaphosa’s CR17 campaign in 2017.

Economic Freedom Fighter’s members of parliament, Tebogo Mokwele and Nkagisang Mokgosi confessed they received an estimated R80 000 each between 2017 and 2019.

The two members have since penned their resignation from the EFF and as members of parliament. A decision that was welcomed by the party.

“My actions have therefore seriously compromised the organisation and I cannot expect to be entrusted with leadership responsibilities anymore”, read a statement by Tebogo Mokwele

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Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson said, “They has since confessed to the leadership and indicated that the money related to a personal problem, bereavement, which President Ramaphosa was assisting with. The members’ fate is still to be decided. The party further called on others within the party to come out and confess if they’ve also received money linked to the campaign”

The party’s deputy president Floyd Shivambu took to social media to applaud the two members to ‘voluntarily’ step down off their duties. “The resignations of Commissars Tebogo Mokwele and Nkagisang Mokgosi from the @EFFSouthAfrica and @ParliamentofRSA represents superior levels of political discipline, i.e. accept objective and subjective wrongdoing and step aside for the sake of the organization. Accepted!”, Shivambu wrote

Commissar Mokwele’s confirmation that she received the money after speaking to President Ramaphosa is a confirmation that Ramaphosa was directly involved in the accounts that were paying money to different recipients in the CR17 campaign,” Said Ndlozi. Zizi Kodwa, deputy Minister of State Security and Fikile Mbalula, minister of transport have reportedly received R40 000, each around January.

The President has had it tough since Gavin Watson, former head of Bosasa, now African Global Operations, made donations of R500 000 towards the campaign.

Article by Tiyani Solly Mabunda. Additional edits by Tsireledzo Michael Mudzanani

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