In all of the EFF’s top six positions, Godrich Gardee’s position seems to be under a serious contestation heading into the party’s election conference.
The EFF delegations will this weekend elect new leadership for the next coming five years in the party’s second People’s Assembly.
However, it seems the incumbent Secretary-General Gardee will not form part of the new leadership that will be elected by Saturday.
Delegates will nominate their top six candidates after registration is completed today.
While Mpumalanga is expected to nominate Gardee for the position once more, it is expected that he will face stiff competition to retain his position.
Gauteng, North West and Limpopo delegations are reported to be supporting Mandisa Mashego to take over as the party’s Secretary-General.
Mashego, who currently serves as the chairperson of Gauteng, is seen as a strong force to make the party take a serious stance on the feminist discourse.
However, Marshall Dlamini is also seen as a strong contender for the position, with Kwa-Zulu Natal expected to nominate him for the position.
Marshall is credited for having increased the party’s presence in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province.
However, he seems to be not enjoying the support of Kwa-Zulu Natal leader Vusi Khoza, who has already declared Mashego as her favourite to take over as Secretary-General.
The new top six is expected to be announced on Sunday once the delegates have voted.