- Last week, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema showed up to parliament with quite the heavy protection
- It has since been revealed Malema received first-class VIP protection, which is only offered to high-profile South Africans
- According to reports, the security detail cost South Africans R693m in the past financial year
The motorcade of BMWs and group of security detail gathered quite the attention- luckily, the party's spokesperson shed some light on Juju's VIP protection.
According to Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who is popularly known as the People's Bae, the South African police service and EFF came to an agreement that there was a threat on Malema's life.
The South African reported the EFF's decision to pursue motions of no-confidence against the former North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, put a target on Malema's back.
In April, Briefly.co.za reported the EFF claimed it has learned of a credible assassination plot against its leader Julius Malema. The party said the death threats originated in the North West province.
The above reasons led to the police and the party to believe Juju's life was in danger. So, they buffed up the EFF leader's security detail.
Malema now receives the same protection as other prominent South African figures. The VIP Police Programme protects high-profile individuals. According to reports, the programme cost taxpayers R693m in the last financial year.
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