The national executive committee (NEC) of the Minority Front (MF) has accused its national assembly MP, Roy Bhoola, of colluding with the KwaZulu-Natal provincial chairperson of the DA, Haniff Hoosen, in an attempt to destroy the party.
MF spokesperson Patrick Pillay said the organisation was always suspicious of the collaboration between Hoosen and some of its members. He said the theirs suspicious were confirmed when an email from Hoosen intended for Bhoola mistakenly went to former MF MP Margaret Rajbally. He said the correspondence was regarding an arrangement to share the parliamentary seat.
“The MF NEC is correct when saying Bhoola is in cahoots with Hoosen. Everything he (Bhoola) has said is therefore a blatant and shameless contradiction to what has emerged. And this is confirmation of the MF NEC’s suspicions of the move by traitors to destroy the MF led by Bhoola,” Pillay said. “This development also brings to the fore the ulterior motive of the draconian amendment of dual membership that the errant members illegally included in the MF constitution at their illegal conference.”
Pillay said the email also brought to light propaganda and devious methods adopted by certain errant members after the death of the organisation’s leader, Amichand Rajbansi, who passed away in December 2011. His wife, Shameem, subsequently became the leader of the party.
Pillay said the matter of the email had been sent to the party’s lawyers for legal consideration. He said the intention of errant members was to undermine and destroy Rajbansi’s tireless work and legacy.
He assured MF constituencies that the movement was not for sale, adding that it would not be blackmailed into ridiculous negotiations. He said the party leadership would continue to uphold the legacy of their late leader and fly the organisation’s flag high.
Contacted for comment, Bhoola denied the allegations and accused Shameem of trying to illegally remove him from the parliamentary seat.