- Panyaza Lesufi and his spat with lobby group AfriForum has reached new heights
- The Gauteng MEC claims that he has been targeted by the group in response to a campaign against him
- AfriForum, on the other hand, seems pleased that the politician is making their job easier
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Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has responded with outrage to the campaign launched against him by AfriForum.
Briefly.co.za reported that the lobby group had strongly called for the popular politician's removal after receiving complaints from parents.
Lesufi had made a number of allegations against AfriForum, among them that he and his family had been targeted:
"If they want to fight me, they are free to do that. What they've been doing before. They've been following me, they've been following my family, they've been following my children. They've been trying to attack me, they've been trying to assassinate me."
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These accusations sat poorly with CEO Kallie Kriel, who responded that Lesufi better have evidence:
"Panyaza Lesufi blatantly lied when he said AfriForum has been trying to "assassinate" him and had been "hacking" his bank accounts. However, it is true that AfriForum will now legally go for his bank account by suing him for defamation."
Deputy Ernst Roets feels that the MEC has gone off his rocker in response to the claims against them:
"Lesufi goes on TV, says AfriForum is following him & his children, is hacking his bank account and is trying to assassinate him. Hy is so waar as wragtig mal in sy kop ( He is truly mad in his head). Lesufi will have to prove his ludicrous claims during his defense when he appears in court for defamation."
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