- Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu were not impressed with claims that the tractors they donated were paid for in a less-than-straightforward way
- The two EFF leaders took to social media to respond and called journalist Ferial Haffajee names
The EFF has spoken out about claims that the tractor they donated in Limpopo was paid for by a company that received a R1 billion contract from the City of Johannesburg.
It is hinted that this led to the EFF cooperating with Herman Mashaba, the city's mayor, and his administration, reports The Citizen.
Julius Malema, the fighters' leader, called Ferial Haffajee, veteran journalist, a fool and insulted her in Sepedi on Twitter.
This came after she suggested the EFF should be rebranded - they should be called an entrepreneurial party.
Floyd Shivambu, the EFF's second-in-command, also had something to say about Haffajee's comment.
An amaBhungane report released in 2018 addressed rumours that the EFF was "given patronage over lucrative City of Johannesburg tenders as a quid pro quo for working with Herman Mashaba’s DA-led administration".
Briefly.co.za learnt that a new report by amaBhungane claims that Afrirent paid for the tractor the EFF donated.
This comes after Shivambu has been accused of dipping into VBS funds to pay for his luxury vehicle, a Range Rover - something that he denies.
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