EFF MPs resign over CR17 money

EFF MPs Nkagisang Mokgosi and Tebogo Mokwele have resigned from parliament and the party's central command team. Courtesy of #DSTV403

CAPE TOWN - EFF MPs Nkagisang Mokgosi and Tebogo Mokwele have resigned from Parliament and the party's central command team.

Their resignations follow a scandal involving funds from the Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC Presidency campaign.

Both Mokwele and Mokgosi were implicated in the so-called CR17 campaign leaks.

READ: Ramaphosa responds to EFF's CR17 claims

Mokgosi admitted she received a total of R80,000 for a "personal situation".

The pair won't stand for any leadership position for the foreseeable future.

EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu says he accepts the resignations, saying it shows superior levels of political discipline.

He says the pair accepted their wrongdoing and chose to step aside for the sake of the party.

Mokwele said in a statement that as a leader and activist, he was obliged to disclose to the EFF leadership the nature of his association with Ramaphosa.

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"Particularly because it involved an exchange of money. I did not do so and it was completely wrong."

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eNCA