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EFF WC downplays infighting reports

Nazir Paulsen says reports that some members who intend ousting the coloured faction is baseless.

FILE: Members of Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) member of the Western Cape Provincial Legislature, Nazier Paulsen, has downplayed reports of infighting within the party.

Paulsen, who has been replaced by Bernard Joseph as EFF head in the Western Cape, says he declined a nomination at a recent elective conference.

He has described media reports that some members of his party have ambitions of ousting the coloured faction as unfounded.

Paulsen says he supports the new provincial leadership.

"We've got a very strong top five and 16 additional members to the executive, which I'm part of. So even if I had to lead alone, that's exactly the leadership I would've elected."

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