Juju slams the Pan African Parliament president: He is corrupt

Juju slams the Pan African Parliament president: He is corrupt

It has just been a few days until Julius Malema was sworn in as a member of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) and he is already challenging the one in power.

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Malema has accused the head of PAP of being corrupt, grounding his accusation on the fact that he refused to release the finances of the parliament.

Juju made the accusations against Roger Nkodo Dang while addressing a crowd at the EFF media breakfast on Thursday.

He added this resulted in the election of the parliament's new head of state begin put on hold.

“We cannot elect someone into office, and yet they are not aware of the state of the parliament,” Malema said.

As Briefly.co.za reported previously, Malema was among five South African Members of Parliament (MPs) who had been sworn in as Pan African Parliament (PAP) members on Monday.

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He reiterated his view, which he shared on the day of his swearing in, that the parliament should have much more than an advisory role and that it should hold the African Union (AU) and leaders across the continent accountable.

The EFF leader raised a few issues during his inauguration, under which was the inclusion of women and the youth in PAP and to have it function as an independent legislative body.

“We want all member states to sign protocols, and only then will the institution [have] teeth. We must remove PAP from the AU in order for it to be an independent legislative body that will hold AU accountable,” Juju said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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