- Boy Mamabolo is continuing to get backlash for attempting to provoke EFF leader Julius Malema
- Both Malema and his wife Mantwa have filed lawsuits over accusations of abuse
- Now the ANC MP is facing action from within his own political party
The heat keeps rising following ANC MP Boy Mamabolo's accusations that Julius Malema abused his wife Mantwa.
Briefly.co.za reported that the couple had filed separate lawsuits, both seeking R1 million each for the utterance they say is completely untrue.
The ruling party has since released a statement on the comments that provoked chaos over gender-based violence in Parliament on Tuesday.
Spokesperson Pule Mabe is adamant the ANC would not allow such a sensitive subject to be exploited in favour of cheap political points:
“The trivialisation of gender-based violence in the House undermines the honour bestowed on the National Assembly. These type of scenes witnessed in Parliament can only serve to push back efforts by the ANC-led government to mainstream the fight against gender-based violence. The ANC caucus should also consider conducting an investigation to establish whether the unfortunate utterances, specifically on GBV do not constitute transgressions, and where necessary submit to the relevant committees for appropriate action."
IOL reports National Council of Provinces Deputy chairperson Sylvia Lucas has also voiced displeasure over the incident:
“What happened this week cannot be repeated. Yesterday [on Wednesday], we saw the issue of gender-based violence being used for point-scoring. We need to apologise to everyone, particularly the survivors of gender-based violence. This is a call to all of us."
Meanwhile, Mamabolo is unfazed, seemingly eager to have his moment in court to prove his allegations:
“I never spoke to anyone outside [Parliament]. I am going to prove my facts in court.”
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