- The EFF's national chairperson said a commission of inquiry should investigate the rumours about the EFF
- This comes after Cyril Ramaphosa mentioned that he had recieved reports that Julius Malema had met with British spies
- The president brought up the report in response to accusations that he had betrayed his comrades during the anti-apartheid struggle
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The EFF's Dali Mpofu has said that if rumours that the EFF has collaborated with British spy agencies turn out to be true, the party will close down.
This follows Cyril Ramaphosa mentioning the reports that Malema may have met with spies in London.
The last week has seen several allegations of double-crossing thrown at politicians. Moisua Lekota grabbed headlines in Parliament when he accused Ramaphosa of having collaborated with apartheid police.
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Mpofu took to Twitter, where he reiterated the EFF's call for a commission of inquiry to be open into the allegations against Ramaphosa.
He added that this inquiry could also investigate the rumours that the EFF met with spies.
Mpofu said that if the reports about the EFF turned out to be legimitatie, he said the party would shut down. But he proposed that Ramaphosa make a similar promise that he would end his political career if the allegations against him proved to be true as well.
Ramaphosa has already denied Lekota's accusation that he sold out his comrades to the apartheid regime.
He also warned Parliament against spreading unproven rumours, saying that this could have "serious consequences" - including deaths, according to The Citizen.
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The president also said that he received reports that the EFF was a front for MI6, the British intelligence agency. However, he says he rejected the rumours because he believe the EFF's leadership was made up of people of "good character".
This appeared to be a veiled swipe against those who were circulating rumours against him.
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