- Floyd Shivambu indulged in a little conspiracy recently when he took comments made by a disgraced politician and gave it his own spin
- Following his arrest on Thursday, former minister Bongani Bongo was jampacked with outrageous claims
- The EFF deputy zoned in on Bongo's allegation that Ace Magashule is next in line as the Hawks move in on the corrupt
Floyd Shivambu has taken Bongani Bongo's assertion that Ace Magashule's time is up and run with it.
Briefly.co.za reported that the former state security minister had been arrested on charges of corruption and bribery.
Bongo had made absurd allegations following his release on R5 000 bail, including that he had never been arrested in the first place.
The Economic Freedom Fighter deputy doesn't seem discouraged, adamant that there was truth to the ANC MP's allegation that his secretary-general was facing the same fate.
In a social media post, Shivambu went to town making a host of claims against the NPA head Shamila Batohi, President Cyril Ramaphosa, and the EFF's arch-nemesis Pravin Gordhan:
"That’s true! The Jamnandas controlled NDPP Batohi will soon arrest and charge Ace Magashule because that’s the mandate of the establishment. She’s trying, by all means, to withdraw the winnable case of the rogue unit because her handlers are implicated. And Cyril Ramaphosa approves."
While Magashule is indeed facing allegations of corruption, it stems from his time at the helm of the Free State province, where he is accused of numerous illicit behaviors.
The 'rogue unit' Shivambu refers to is the establishment of a covert task team to aid SARS in investigating certain individuals.
The EFF has been the main advocate for Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to face the music over the establishment of the unit, with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane putting forward adverse findings in her report on the matter.
President Cyril Ramaphosa had stalled remedial action against his minister, who had just been appointed to cabinet at the time, by suspending it pending judicial review.
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