Maybe red just wasn’t his colour?
The controversial Sushi King Kenny Kunene quits his leadership position in the newly formed Economic Freedom Front (EFF) with immediate effect.
Kunene told The Star newspaper that he was resigning from his position on the central command team, as well as his role as head of campaigns , mobilisation and special projects after “considering a lot of things”.
He added that there were still decisions to be made on the way forward. “Obviously I’d like to see economic freedom being realised and I will remain an economic freedom fighter for ordinary people. The direction I am taking from now will determine if I will still be active in EFF,” he told The Star.
A former member of the ANC, Kunene joined the EFF after writing an unflattering open letter to President Jacob Zuma in which he denounced him and his leadership style.
There were reports in the media of Kunene being investigated for tax evasion soon after he joined the EFF, which was followed by the party claiming its leaders, including Malema, were being targeted by the tax man as a way of settling political scores.
Kunene was seen as a crowd-pulling asset for former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema’s new political party.
He said Malema had “accepted and respected” his resignation, and that be still believed the party has a future “even when I am not there”.