The former MP agreed to an interview with Karima Brown on her show on Tuesday but cancelled after he informed the show producers that he has received death threats.

Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP Zolile Xalisa says he is not disgruntled with the party and that his accusations have nothing to do with the party list.

Xalisa has made several allegations against the EFF in a resignation letter and has accused party leader Julius Malema of abusing the organisation’s funds and running the party like his “bedroom, kitchen, toilet and yacht”.

The former MP agreed to an interview with Karima Brown on her show on Tuesday but cancelled after he informed the show producers that he has received death threats.

On Wednesday, Xalisa took a left turn and agreed to a pre-recorded interview inspite of the intimidation.

He says he tried to address the issue of funds but received push back from those closest to Malema.

The EFF deducts about R424 000 a month from 61 members of parliament and MPL’s and gets R20 million for constituency funds. You ask if this is disclosed and discussed, there has never been a single financial report in the EFF and this is a serious concern.

— Zolile Xalisa, Former EFF MP

The people that have access to these monies would be the president and those close to him. It is difficult to ask these questions because you will be threatened and told you can ‘jump out’ of the organisation.

— Zolile Xalisa, Former EFF MP

While the EFF has previously said that their statements are up to date, Xalisa claims that the documents may be ‘cooked’.

We have never been given an opportunity even to look at the very statements that are up to scratch. How was it done? Was it given to other people in the organisation to see?

— Zolile Xalisa, Former EFF MP

I can tell you not even people in the central command team know how much is in the EFF now. There is no transparency or accountability. No one knows what is happening financially in the EFF expect the president.

— Zolile Xalisa, Former EFF MP

Speaking on the death threats, Xalisa says he and his family are firm believers of God and he is not afraid of anyone.

I am not afraid, they can threaten me. I know they will continue.

— Zolile Xalisa, Former EFF MP

According to reports, EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has dismissed Xalisa’s claims, accusing him of lying because he had been placed further down on the party list to parliament.

Earlier this month, an EFF central committee member who was left off the party’s nomination lists for parliament and provincial legislatures, Thembinkosi Rawula alleged that the EFF’s national leaders have been fleecing the organisation, while those who have objected to the practice are being chastised.

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The former MP agreed to an interview with Karima Brown on her show on Tuesday but cancelled after he informed the show producers that he has received death threats. Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP Zolile Xalisa says he is not disgruntled with the party and that his accusations have...