- The EFF MP who accused Floyd Shivambu and Julius Malema of using the party as their 'financial fishing net' has responded to a request from Malema's lawyers, demanding a retraction
- Thembinkosi Rawula insists that his former leader must provide evidence to disprove his claims
- Rawula has also demanded information on how the EFF candidates for Parliament had been nominated, and why he had been excluded
Thembinkosi Rawula, the EFF MP who has gone rouge on his party, is adamant that he will not retract his statement containing accusations against Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu last week until the pair are found innocent.
According to The Citizen, Malema's lawyers had demanded that Rawula retracts the social media post containing numerous allegations levied against the party leaders.
Briefly.co.za reported that Rawula lambasted the party leadership for using the EFF as a 'financial fishing net', using the funds allocated to the party to finance their lifestyles and imposing heavy levies against their members.
In a lengthy response to Malema's lawyers, Rawula detailed what proof he would need in order for the party leader to prove his innocence, including 4-year audited bank statements from all their accounts, with invoices and slips to boot.
The MP insisted that Malema would have to proof that he had not utilised the EFF's funds for personal things.
In response to claims that he was simply bitter after not making the party's candidates list, Rawula responded that the EFF must provide record detailing how candidates had been nominated, as well as giving reasons for his exclusion:
“Please give substantive evidence that prove that the exclusion of myself from the parliament list was not pre-meditated by you and your deputy president and had nothing to do with your prejudice against me as the result my views on VBS in the last CCT meeting before the list conference."
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