- The Economic Freedom Fighters' Deputy President, Floyd Shivambu, claims his home was burgled and 2 laptops, 2 phones and important papers were stolen
- However, South Africans find his claims hard to believe
- Some say he wants the public's sympathy, others say he got rid of evidence that links him to the VBS looting
Floyd Shivambu alleges that he experienced a break-in recently, but South Africans are doubtful on how true his claims are.
Shivambu reckons the 'thugs' that robbed him are attempting to intimidate him.
According to reports, Shivambu's townhouse was broken into and, 2 laptops, 2 cellphones and valuable documents were stolen.
However, The Citizen reports that people are saying this is nothing more than an attempt by Shivambu to gain the public's sympathy as he stands accused of corruption.
The security company that guards over Shivambu's 'luxurious' home say no complaint was ever filed with them. Nor is there any police record of the break-in.
Shivambu also says the thieves called him the next day to gloat that they drank some of his expensive liquor, though they didn't steal any of the bottles. He says it's clear the thieves wanted to intimidate him.
Briefly.co.za gathered that many sceptics feel the timing and details are a little too questionable to simply swallow as the truth.
Analysts say this robbery claim is similar to the story of Shivambu's car that got stolen years ago when he was still a student leader.
The general belief is that Shivambu wants a cover story, just in case the police want to see the laptops or phones and use it as evidence in VBS looting investigation.
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