EFF KZN calls on Shivambu to step down

The KZN branch is demanding Floyd Shivambu explain what happened to election campaigning money.

FILE: The EFF's Deputy President Floyd Shivambu. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members in KwaZulu-Natal are calling for Deputy President Floyd Shivambu to step down, saying he is the reason for the party's poor performance during the local government elections.

Members held a briefing in Durban today to raise their concerns with the party's national leadership

They are demanding Shivambu explain what happened to money allocated for election campaigning purposes in the province, claiming he misused it.

The group claims there is a breakdown in communication within its structure and that is why they are going through the media to voice their grievances.

Ward 26 councillor candidate Mthandeni Zungu claims there are also some budget problems, saying members had to buy their own branded t-shirts during the elections for which they were never reimbursed.

He says he acted as a security guard for the party's leadership on several occasions without remuneration.

Zungu also says they have raised their concerns with the national leadership of the party but had bouncers sent to beat them up instead.