The Economic Freedom Fighters have released a statement in response to the recent distribution of Julius Malema’s home address in Joburg by the media, condemning media for double standards with ‘the disgust it deserves’
The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters ( EFF) Julius Malema has condemned the publication of the address of his Joburg home in prestigious Hyde Park.
The EFF has released a statement on this issue saying that it strongly condemns the release of his home address, where his wife and two small children reside to the public. The statement also condemned the distribution of a photo with Malema and Adriano Mazzotti which included the leader's wife and youngest son.
“ No one, including civil society organizations of SANEF has said anything when the security of the Malema family is laid bare on public platforms. After the journalist working on this story confirmed that the Malema family lives in that residential address, they have gone on to publishing it, including images of the property itself.
Not long ago, Jacques Pauw published a picture of the child of the CIC Julius Malema; a minor by all definitions. Still no one raised any problems with him because the dignity, the safety and the general security of the Malema family is not important to journalists in this country.” The statement read.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the home in the exclusive estate where the Malema family resides is owned by self-confessed cigarette smuggler Mazzotti .
In the buzz surrounding the news the address as well as images of the home starting being distributed on social media.
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The Daily Maverick reported that Mazzotti has commented on the situation, saying that the Malema’s rent the property from him and that Malema’s wife and children live in the home.
“Mrs Malema and her family (who) reside in the property which I own together with my partners. Mr. Malema resides in Cape Town. There is an arms-length lease agreement in place which is managed by an independent leasing agent. Mrs Malema leases the property. There is nothing untoward in this arrangement.”
The party has warned the media that “ we will not tolerate their unethical, double standard and obsessive attack on the EFF leadership. The invasion of the privacy of the EFF leadership and their families, all in an attempt to discredit our revolution and its objectives, cannot be tolerated. We condemn it with the disgust it deserves.”
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