Report: Malema allegedly shut down Polokwane petrol station over cash

Report: Malema allegedly shut down Polokwane petrol station over cash

- EFF leader Julius Malema allegedly shut down a petrol station for a day

- The drama circles around nonpayment of a refund for a business he owns

- A driver had reportedly paid R37 000 instead of R370 for fuel and the Red Beret boss wasn't pleased

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Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema reported shut down a petrol station for a day.

A report explained that an incident had taken place at Tweefontein Total garage in Polokwane.

An employee of Malema's had paid R37 000 instead of R370 after a petrol attendant mistakenly entered the wrong amount for fuel.

The station had reportedly promised to refund the vast difference by Monday but had experienced delays.

Report: Malema allegedly shut down Polokwane petrol station over cash

Malema had reportedly shut down the station after a costly error. Image: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg
Source: Getty Images

SowetanLIVE reports that petrol station manager Barbara Lloyd had detailed how Malema, bodyguards and a group of men had arrived at the station and the EFF leader had demanded a refund.

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Lloyd claims that the effort to refund Malema was started on the same day and the process has been initiated with the bank.

A public holiday was cited as the reason for the delay and Lloyd says that the station hadn't expected a political leader to order the closure of the business.

The manager claimed that the station had lost over R50 000 due to the closure. The report mentioned video footage where Malema can be seen pointing fingers at the petrol attendants and gesturing with his hands for over half an hour.

Malema had reportedly ordered the manager not to fire the employee who had committed the error in the first place, despite his apparent fury.

The politician had reportedly vowed to shut down the station if he discovered this was the case.

Despite the loss of income the report noted that no official case had been opened with police over the incident.

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Meanwhile, reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters leader posted a snap of himself and his wife, Mantwa Matalala at a wedding recently, captioning the post simply:


People were blown away by the moment, with thousands making the post go viral.

Take a look at just a few of the responses to the couple's snap:

@pat_pound: "So presidential, So Gracious and So Easy... Africa is happy for 1ne true Son of the Soil who occupies the space the elders alive today denied."
@DreamerSib: "So being beautiful and quiet and being by husband side makes a good wife."
@Tbose01: "When I saw this post I remembered the advice that my grandfather told me at my uncle's wedding while we were sitting next to each other next to the music band, the volume was loud I couldn't hear him."

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