Malema’s former enemy Gogoro is no more 

By Celani Sikhakhane

Controversial former EFF Gauteng chairperson Lufuno Gogoro, who was once accused of plotting to overthrow Julius Malema has passed away.

Gogoro, 42, died at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto in the early hours of Tuesday. He was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit soon after the 29 May elections.

He died five months after the death of his wife, leaving behind their five children.

Gogoro was building structures for the newly formed All Citizens Party.

All Citizens Party president Dr Senathi Fisha said that Gogoro died while working as its campaign manager to grow the party in different provinces.

“We lost a giant because our party managed to get over 3,000 votes during the general elections of 29 May in a space of three months after it was founded,” said Fisha. “It was because of his wisdom and political activism that put us there. 

“Despite his hard work, since the passing of his wife, he had not been well at all,” she said. 

Fisha said Gogoro, from Vhembe in Limpopo, spent many years working at the Freedom Park heritage and museum site in Pretoria, where he fought for the poor.

Gogoro accused the IEC of rigging election results, leading to the All Citizens Party only getting 3,000 votes.

Malema described Gogoro as an agent provocateur in 2014 when he led a group of disgruntled EFF members to attempt to oust the Red Beret leader from the party, accusing him of being a dictator and turning the EFF into a club for his friends.

Gogoro subsequently left the EFF and joined Dr Makhosi Khoza’s African Democratic Change party. He then claimed the party as his own and chased Khoza away, who ended up with ActionSA.

Pictured above: Lufuno Gogoro. 

Source: Supplied

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