- Julius Malema claims that the EFF's enemies are going to spread fake news about the party as the election approaches
- He said they would reuse fake stories to discredit party leaders
- Malema did not name names, but pointed the finger at "the establishment" and "Stratcom"
Julius Malema has told his supporters and EFF party members that there is a strategy in place to discredit certain EFF leaders.
Malema made the accusations on Twitter.
This is the latest of the EFF leader's assertions that members of the press are out to damage his party through fake news.
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Malema has in the past referred to several prominent journalists as the "Ramaphosa defence force" and accused them of trying to mislead the public in order to crush the EFF's election hopes.
He told EFF supporters to be on the look-out for more such stories as the elections draw nearer. He added that the EFF's enemies would be reusing old stories in order to target the party.
Floyd Shivambu, the EFF's Deputy President, echoed Malema's concerns, referring to criticism of the EFF as "racist claptrap".
However, neither Malema nor Shivambu identified the groups who are supposedly spreading these fake stories by name. Instead, Malema referred to them as "Stratcom" and "the establishment".
Their comments come after several days of intensive campaigning by the party leadership in places like Sharpeville, eMalahleni and eThekwini.
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