Floyd Shivambu has close ties to Johann Rupert - book claims

Floyd Shivambu has close ties to Johann Rupert - book claims

A book has made damning allegations against the EFF Deputy President, Floyd Shivambu. According to 'The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaire's Club', Shivambu has met with and has close ties to billionaire, Johann Rupert.

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News24 reports that there is a book that claims to have knowledge of the relationship between the Economic Freedom Fighters' Deputy President and South African billionaire, Johann Rupert.

The book, written by News24 assistant editor Pieter du Toit, is titled The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaire's Club.

Claims made includes a meeting between Shivambu and Rupert and that the EFF second-in-command asked the billionaire for money to build a school in Limpopo.

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Shivambu has been quite loud in his disapproval of Rupert, whom he called 'the enemy' and the face of white monopoly capital.

Despite this, it is claimed that he spent an afternoon at the exclusive Tokara wine estate, where he allegedly asked for financial help with the Limpopo school.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the book is focused on revealing the 'Stellenbosch Mafia' members and how they influence SA - Shivambu was just a part of that.

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According to City Press, Shivambu worked closely together with Rupert in politics as well as a personal project.

It is also alleged that Shivambu convinced Rupert to have an interview with PowerFM to boost his public image.

After asked questions regarding these claims, Du Toit received messages on WhatsApp, allegedly from Shivambu, that read as follows:

"I established you are writing a book which mentions my name and I was not made aware of that. Furthermore, the allegations that are being put by the City Press journalist and the reported confirmation by Rupert were never brought to my attention."
"I request/demand that you present me with all allegations you are making against me so that I [may] present my side... If you distort information and tell lies about me, I will reserve my rights."

Furthermore, the EFF Deputy President says the claims are an attempt at distracting people from the Public Protector and President Ramaphosa.

"I have not seen the book and have not read it, but if it makes defamatory and untrue allegations against me, I will reserve my rights and take action against lies."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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