- Allegations of the EFF's involvement in the VBS Mutual Bank scandal have been rife for years now
- Julius Malema, leader of the Red Berets, is evidently sick of it and has issued a challenge
- The EFF boss will now be facing down a panel of heavyweight journalists to end the rumours once and for all
Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu have long been accused of having a hand in the downfall of the VBS Mutual Bank.
Briefly.co.za reported that arrests had finally been made two years since over R2.7 billion was looted from the bank.
It seems as if the Economic Freedom Fighter leader is sick and tired of hearing his name in conjunction with the now-defunct bank.
Taking to social media, Malema noted that journalist Samkele Maseko had probed over investigations relating to the party's involvement in a question posed to the National Prosecuting Authority.
Malema says this question has now inspired him to challenge both Maseko and five other journalists:
"As a result, I challenged Samkele Maseko to gather 5 journalists from different media houses he trusts for a public interrogation session with myself. These journalists can ask whatever question they wish, from VBS, bank statements, On Point, and so called collapse of Limpopo."
Despite a life-long ban from attending EFF events, Pauli van Wyk has also been extended an invitation:
"Upon the advice of my son, who insisted that if Pauli van Wyk is not amongst these 5 journalists, it will look like I have something to hide. I have spoken with EFF and requested that Pauli van Wyk must also be allowed to form part of this public interrogation session of myself on anything!"
Malema continued that the party's spokesperson would ensure the event is publicly broadcast:
"The EFF, through our Spokesperson Vuyani Pambo will liaise with all journalists and make necessary arrangements in line with Covid-19 regulations. The session will also be publicly broadcasted in all our online platforms and will take questions from the public at some point."
The public interrogation will be broadcast on Thursday at 12h00 midday from the EFF headquarters in Johannesburg.
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