The fight for EFF’s top six positions is slowly taking shape

Julius Malema is set to retain his position as the EFF’s President.

With just four days to go before the EFF’s much-anticipated leadership conference, the fight to be in included into the party’s top-six positions is slowly taking shape.

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The party delegates will elect the new top six, with certain leaders expected to fail to hold onto their positions.

Party President Julius Malema is the only leader who seems to be going into this leadership battle satisfied to retain his position.

However, the Deputy President, Secretary-General, Treasurer-General, Deputy Secretary-General, and the National Chairperson positions will be hotly contested.

Floyd Shivambu and Dali Mpofu are set to fight it out for the Deputy President position.

Floyd Shivambu set to be challenged for his Deputy President position by Dali Mpofu.

Mpofu, who was originally gunning for the top position, has reportedly changed tack to challenge for the number two position.

Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng delegates are reportedly pushing Mpofu to replace Shivambu.

However, some delegates are opposing Mpofu’s nomination for the position, citing his age as a disadvantage.

Mandisa Mashego set to challenge Godrich Gardee and Marshall Dlamini for the SG position

Mandisa Mashego, Godrich Gardee and Marshall Dlamini thus far look like the contenders for the Secretary-General position.

Gardee, who seems to be not enjoying the support of Malema to return to his post, is expected to withdraw from the race.

With Mpofu focusing on the Deputy President position, the National Chairperson position is set to be a battle for Veronica Mente and Collen Sedibe.

Current Deputy Secretary-General Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi just like Malema seems to be facing no competition for her position.

However, Leigh Mathys, who was elevated to the Treasurer-General position after the resignation of Magdalene Moonsamy, might face competition from Sedibe, who is being pushed for the Chairperson and Treasurer-General positions by Mpumalanga.