- Briefly.co.za recently reported on the allegations that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) lived the high life with tax payer’s money
- Reports indicated that MPs consumed countless bottles of expensive champagne and racked up a R60 000 bill while renting a luxury villa in Camps Bay for the State of the Nation Address (SONA)
- EFF Deputy President, Floyd Shivambu, reacted angrily to the claims and caused a stir via social media
The EFF found itself in an uncomfortable situation recently as some shocking revelations came to light.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported on allegations that the party contradicted its own values by living the high life during the recent State of the Nation Address in Cape Town.
Reports surfaced that members of the party rented a luxury villa for eight nights in the plush suburb of Camps Bay.
It was also claimed that the EFF racked up a massive bill of R60 000 for the duration of their stay and consumed countless bottles of expensive French champagne.
EFF Deputy President, Floyd Shivambu, reacted angrily to the claims and lashed out at the Daily Maverick, who first broke with the story.
Shivambu added that the “racists even boldly say that EFF leaders should stay in township beds and breakfast in Langa and Khayelitsha.”
His reaction was shared via twitter on Wednesday and created a polarising debate.
EFF supporters were quick to justify the actions, while others accused the party of having double standards.
Some extreme followers claimed the report called for a return to the Group Areas Act, but others felt the party should have walked the talk by renting in a township instead.
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