The email, according to its writer, was a warning to delegates to not put the wrong people in leadership.
At the time, the story seemed intriguing because Ndlozi had been replaced by an acting spokesperson in the form of Fana Mokoena.
When the media requested comment on the allegations, we were told by the EFF in a statement that Ndlozi was not actively involved in his party role while doing work on his Ph D thesis.
The model even claimed she was carrying the minister’s child.
In his response, Mbalula denied that he had sex with the woman, and also called her an “extortionist”.
“Commissar Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is on study leave, working on his Ph D thesis, and will come back as head of communications and spokesperson on the 1st of February 2015,” the opposition party said at the time. At the time the allegations first surfaced, the party declared it would take the ANC to court over a series of tweets by an account called @ANC_BRANCH that claimed “Commissar Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is attending a court case for rape”.
That Twitter account was soon closed down, however.
The EFF dismissed the claim with contempt in 2015, and said it would “officially go to court to seek compensation for the ANC’s desperate attempt to damage the good revolutionary posture and face of the EFF”.
In July this year, the rumours surfaced again and landed Ndlozi on to the Twitter trends list.
He again gave her cash gifts, one of which was R288 000, revealed an open letter published in .