EFF: No amount of personal suffering must lead members into enemy camp

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has reacted to the resignations of two of its MPs for accepting funds from the CR17 campaign.

Tebogo Mokwele and Nkagisang Mokgosi resigned as MPs and members of the EFF’s Central Command Team (CCT) on Monday.

In a statement on Tuesday, the party cautioned its members against being led into the “enemy camp” by personal circumstances.

No amount of personal suffering must lead a revolutionary into the enemy camp; the enemy will always use this to achieve their own objectives against our cause.


EFF also reiterated that its integrity and reputation are non-negotiable and those who have compromised them “must be humble enough to bow out.”

Nevertheless, the party applauded the two former MPs for taking responsibility for their actions, adding that this has strengthened the EFF.

From their resignations, the revolution and the entire movement has suffered a great loss of talent and hardworking women cadres.


The ex-MPs resignations follows the leaking of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s CR17 ANC presidential campaign’s bank records and emails.

Others who reportedly received funds from the campaign include ministers Fikile Mbalula and Khumbudzo Ntshavheni as well as deputy minister Zizi Kodwa.

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