- The EFF claims that it is appalled, but not shocked that the state has allegedly funded the 'lifestyle' of Eugene de Kock
- The Red Berets condemned the ANC for using tax funds to 'reward a criminal'
- The party is adamant that there is no 'moral or political justification' for keeping De Kock on the 'payroll of the state'
The Economic Freedom Fighters have issued a statement condemning the African National Congress government for allegedly paying a staggering amount of money to infamous apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock.
The Red Berets claim that recent testimony before the State Capture Inquiry has exposed the ruling party, commenting that:
"The EFF is appalled but not shocked by the revelations at the State Capture Commission that the State Security Agency has over the past five years funded the lifestyle of Vlakplaas murderer and Apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock."
The EFF says that the ANC has been exposed for using taxpayer money to 'reward a criminal who tortured and killed freedom fighters' with thousands a month to sustain his 'blood-stained livelihood'.
The political party insists that there is simply no 'moral or political justification' for placing an individual with De Kock's gruesome history on the 'payroll of the state'.
The party went as far as to claim that De Kock's activities were performed in 'collaboration with the ruling party', something it feels has been confirmed by the allegation that he enjoys financial support:
"The continued remuneration of De Kock by the South African state amounts to a pensioner package for being a servant of apartheid and must never be tolerated. All transactions must be made available for public scrutiny and reimbursed by all those who authorised them."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the ANC government didn't just parol apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock but allegedly spent steep sums for his upkeep.
The State Capture Inquiry heard how the government allegedly spent R200 000 a month in tax funds to look after the infamous man.
The evidence was given by two individuals, 'Mr Y' and 'Ms K', who opted to keep their real identities a secret.
Both individuals are reportedly currently working as State Security Agency spooks. The Zondo Commission heard testimony from the anonymous witness of how the government, through 'Operation Lock', spent thousands on De Kock on a monthly basis after his release.
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