The Economic Freedom Fighters have been accused of hypocrisy after a report claims party members spent the State of the Nation Address partying in a luxury villa and sipping on expensive liquor.
A recent Daily Maverick report claims the EFF members racked up a R60 000 bill at a luxury Camps Bay villa during the SONA.
Larry Mavunda, who serves as Julius Malema's bodyguard, made the reservation at the pricey accommodation.
The publication admitted they had to 'stoop low' in order to dig into the trashy situation, sifting through 14 bags of rubbish discarded by the entourage.
The report questioned why the party members, who pride themselves on economic transformation, would spend R60 000 at a villa reportedly owned by a German citizen instead of supporting local establishments.
Journalist Marianne Thamm claims to have found countless bottles of luxury liquor and H&M purchase slips in the discarded bags left behind by party members.
This would only serve to embarrass the EFF further, as they had taken a firm stance against the promotion of alcohol consumption in South Africa, foreign land ownership and had blasted the clothing retailer in the past.
Supporters of the Red Berets had previously stormed H&M stores after one of its adverts caused a stir, with the label accused of racism.
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson, commented as such when pressed for his opinion on the matter:
"This is laughable and typical trash journalism… go on and publish whatever satisfies your rouge [sic] investigative interests."
The journalist who penned the article has defended her decision to dig through the party's trash, on a mission to uncover the politics of hypocrisy:
"I'm happy to go through anyone's trash if they are talking one way and acting another."
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