First Julius Malema threatens to take Jacques Pauw to court over his Mazzotti allegations, then he admits on Twitter he indeed did do business with the controversial cigarette smuggler.
On Wednesday, Twitter was send into a frenzy after Juju admitted on the social media platform that he indeed did have ties to Mazzotti.
His revelation came after Nomboniso Gasa asked his, as a tax payer, for answers on the highly debated topic of the EFF leader taking cash from Mazzotti.
“What truth do you need because we have already admitted that we took some of the money to register the EFF from Mr Mazzotti,” Juju wrote in a fiery clapback at Gasa.
His Twitter confession sparked a debate on social media, where tweeps lashed out against each other on the relevance of Juju’s mafia ties.
Some social media users felt the EFF leader admitted he used a criminal’s money, which means the party associates itself with crime.
However, Briefly.co.za saw Juju hit back saying he never said his party associated with crime, and this left tweeps even more confused.
Soon, Juju’s supporters turned on Gasa, instructing her to stop asking questions which they believe do not matter at all.
Social media user @Buzwebakhe wrote, “The funding of political parties is public information that you already know about the funds they get from parliament, iec and private donations. The eff doesn't owe you a special explanation about private funding so shut up and go home.”
Some EFF supporters even went as far as to thank Mazzotti for helping Juju start the political party.
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