- EFF leader Julius Malema has rejected ANC MP Boy Mamabolo's apology and now seeks more in compensation
- Malema was the amount in damages increased from R1 million to R2 million
- He also wants an approved apology from Mamabolo
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is still intent on taking ANC MP Boy Mamabolo to court. However, he has increased the amount in damages from R1 million to R2 million and he demands an approved apology.
Malema wants Mamabolo to publically apologise, not only to him but his wife as well.
Briefly.co.za learned that Mamabolo had risen during the EFF leader's address during the State of the Nation debate and demanded that Malema addresses allegations that he abuses his wife.
This resulted in Mamabolo being issued with two lawsuits against him by Malema and his wife.
After President Cyril Ramaphosa denounced the comments as 'improper' and 'immoral', Mamabolo has started singing another song.
The politician claims he had provoked Malema due to a call on MPs to expose gender-based violence by the president according to the citizen.co.za.
In a statement issued in response to Ramaphosa's lashing, Mamabolo claims he had been flooded with messages from 'jealous' individuals allegedly linked to Malema's wife Mantwa, detailing the alleged abuse:
“I was therefore actually wrong to raise the matter in public without consulting with you as my former family friends to verify these false allegations from jealous friends of Mantoa. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise and retract the insensitive statements that I have made in Parliament and outside regarding gender-based violence which was allegedly happening in your household. I humbly request you to accept my sincere apology, I wish you a Happy Malema Family (as I’ve always did) jealous must never break you, Stay strong my Comrades (sic).”
Malema and his wife had rejected this apology.
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