- The Zondo commission into alleged state capture has subpoenaed South Africa's largest banks
- Among the bank records they are requesting are Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu as well as their associates
- This is the first time that Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu have been included in the state capture commission as the investigation broadens
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The Zondo commission has extended its investigation into alleged state capture. The EFF's Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu's bank records have become a matter of interest for the commission according to a report by the Sunday Times.
According to the report, the commission has subpoenaed South Africa's largest banks to hand over data on more than 36 entities. Among those are Malema's records as well as his wife's, Mantoa and companies linked to him, including the Ratanang Family Trust.
Floyd Shivambu is also allegedly among those whose records are being requested by the commission. Floyd's brother Brian is also allegedly among those who are being investigated for allegedly benefitting from the VBS Mutual Bank scandal.
The Sunday Times reported that the commission is looking into the bank records after being tipped off by whistleblowers.
So far, Malema, Shivambu and their associates this is the first time they have become subjects of the state capture inquiry according to News24.
Floyd Shivamby took to Twitter to vent and accused the commission of fighting political battles.
"Now that Zondo & the handled administrators of the State capture commission are failing to pin down the Guptas, they’re using the Commission to fight political battles of Jamnandas & the white capitalist establishment. We will expose their misguided political agenda. Disgusting!"
Since the story broke, Zondo has been trending on social media, here are some reactions to the news:
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that political party Freedom Front (FF) Plus has placed a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The complaint was lodged for the EFF singing a song called "Kill the Boer" during protests in Senekal, Free State on Friday.
EFF members were protesting in a street in Senekal just before 7 AM, where two suspects in the murder of farm manager Brendin Horner appeared for the second time at the Senekal Magistrate's Court.
In the video footage, EFF can be heard singing the song as they protested against the dismantling of state property by "white arrogance", according to leader Julius Malema.
In other news, South Africans are getting social media whiplash, one-week tweeps are demanding that the EFF must fall and this week the hashtag #ThankYouEFF was trending.
Social media users flooded Twitter with posts thanking the EFF for fighting for the rights of black people in South Africa and calling out racism and inequality.
Julius Malema is being hailed as a hero who is standing up for South Africans and restoring black dignity.
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