- The EFF deputy president that his party was transparent about its donors
- He added that the EFF had no shady sources of funding
- Shivambu also said that the party was united and that he would not challenge Malema for the leadership position
The EFF has claimed that it is the only party that doesn't receive funding from corrupt sources.
The party's deputy president Floyd Shivambu made the comments while praising the new Political Party Funding Bill.
Among other amendments, the bill will make it illegal for political parties to spend public funds on election campaigns.
Shivambu went on to say that the EFF was transparent about its donors and that it was happy to reveal its sources of funding. He said there were no shady deals regarding party funding and that the party did not accept money in exchange for advancing narrow political agendas.
His comments, however, appeared to be at odds with the fact that he and several other EFF officials have been accused of involvement in the VBS looting scandal.
Shivambu also denied suggestions that there was infighting within the EFF. He sad that the party was united and that any rumors to the contrary were merely lies concocted by the party's enemies.
He added that he was happy to remain in his position as deputy president and that he would not seek to replace Julius Malema as the party's leader.
His comments come a few days before the EFF's manifesto launch slated for 2 February. At the event, the party is expected to outline its election plans and present its platform.
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