- Julius Malema doesn't seem too concerned that his name has cropped up at the State Capture Inquiry
- The Economic Freedom Fighters leader has signalled he is willing to cooperate with any investigations
- This comment comes as Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo reportedly issues subpoenas to probe EFF leadership and their finances
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Economic Freedom Fighter Julius Malema has issued a response to reports that investigations into him, his family and his deputy.
Both Malema and party deputy president Floyd Shivambu are allegedly set to be the subject of a probe established by the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
Nevertheless, Malema seems unconcerned by the announcement, taking to social media to confirm that he is willing to cooperate with investigations commenting that:
"Nasi iStocko, Zondo Vuli igate."
A Sunday Times report had detailed how Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo had issued major banks with subpoenas to provide the financial records of the Red Beret boss, his wife and even his late grandmother Sarah.
His lawyer, Ian Levitt, and Malema's family trust in addition to all companies linked to him will also be scrutinised.
In total, the inquiry will be probing at least 36 individuals and entities during this investigation.
While Malema has appeared to be composed in the face of this news, Floyd Shivambu has lashed out commenting that:
"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!"
However, the EFF leaders are not the only individuals in the spotlight due to Zondo's attention.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Police Minister Bheki Cele has also been marked as a high-profile politician that is expected to be probed by the Inquiry.
Zondo has issued subpoenas in order to get a better understanding of what the minister's finances can tell him.
The top police official has come under suspicion due to private ventures he engaged in while in the post.
TimesLIVE issued a report on the matter, explaining that four businesses had Cele listed as a director and are set to be probed by Zondo.
While Cele opted to resign from Isibhudla Trading, he remains active at the following businesses:
- Ithembelihle Logistics
- Tray Holdings
- Cracin Property Development
The minister's wife, Thembeka, will also be subjected to a probe into one of her companies. These new developments have reminded the nation of Cele's questionable record.
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