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Lawyer: EFF leaders expelled councillors without following proper procedure

The EFF leadership decided to sack six of its nine councillors after they defied the party’s decision and voted with the African National Congress.

EFF leader Julius Malema briefs the media. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The High Court in Pretoria is expected to hear an application by six expelled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) councillors to stop the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) removing them from the Mogale City Municipality.

The EFF leadership decided to sack six of its nine councillors after they defied the party’s decision and voted with the African National Congress (ANC).

The lawyer representing the councillors, Katleho Mofokeng, says that the plan by the Mogale City Municipality to start a process for the re-election of new councillors must not be allowed to continue.

“We’re going to request that the court should interdict them so that they can exhaust all the internal processes of the organisation.”

He says the EFF leaders expelled the councillors without following proper procedure.

“After they were found guilty, they were supposed to be called to come and mitigate and give reasons why they should not be expelled.”

The councillors have already served the EFF with notice to appeal their expulsion from the party.

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