- EFF leader Julius Malema has sparked a debate on twitter after he posted a tweet in which he claimed the enemy was attacking the party
- Malema broke his silence on the VBS banking scandal by insinuating the EFF was being targeted by a Stratcom-like propaganda campaign
- The EFF said it would address the VBS allegations during a media conference on Tuesday
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has sparked something of a debate on twitter after he posted a tweet in which he claimed the enemy was attacking the EFF. Malema urged the party’s supporters to remain vigilant against the coming threat.
Malema broke his silence on the growing VBS banking scandal through a series of tweets in which he seemed to show solidarity with the under-pressure deputy president of the EFF Floyd Shivambu. Malema also insinuated that the EFF was being targeted by a Stratcom-like propaganda campaign.
Malema seemed to back Shivambu in his tweet by saying he was on his way to meet with ‘the man of the moment and my deputy president Floyd Shivambu.’ The tweet has, however, left some political wiggle room for Malema should he need to disavow Shivambu arise in the near future.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Malema will address the VBS allegations during a media conference which is scheduled for Tuesday. The EFF released a rather tepid statement regarding the VBS scandal on Thursday.
The report into the mass looting at VBS mutual bank which was commissioned by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and according to Citizen.co.za the National Treasury was released on Wednesday.
Among various revelations was a damning section which alleges the EFF illegally benefited to the tune of R1.3 million from the scandal. Shivambu allegedly received around R10 million from VBS through payments from his brother Brian Shivambu.
The EFF’s public response to the VBS scandal stands in stark contrast to its usual fiery, attacking statements following such revelations.
The statement simply said the EFF called for those responsible to be held accountable and for the law to run its course.
Meanwhile, Brian Shivambu released a statement in which he said he did not believe he had acted improperly in his dealings with VBS and all of his business relations with the bank were above board and completely legal.
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