- Floyd Shivambu has questioned why the EFF has not been invited to give evidence at the Zondo Commission
- Floyd Shivambu accused the Zondo Commission into State Capture of being a "factional nonsense"
- The Deputy President of the EFF also shared that his party fought for the commission to be established
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Deputy President Floyd Shivambu has questioned why his party has not been invited to the State Capture Commission of Inquiry.
Shivambu took to Twitter on Wednesday night, 3 February to react to a post by the Zondo Commission. The commission had shared that it would hear Parliamentary Oversight-related evidence from the former ANC MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza on Thursday, 4 February.
Shivambu expressed that his party "fought" for the commission to be established but none of its members had been called to testify before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. He slammed the commission for choosing witnesses "who will justify and validate their pre-conclusions". The politician tweeted:
"This factional nonsense of a commission only chooses members and ex-members of parliament who will justify and validate their pre-conclusions. The EFF fought for the commission to be established and yet they will never speak to us because we are not factional puppets. Sies!"
Social media users have shared mixed reactions to Shivambu's post. Check out some of their comments below:
"Don’t wait to be called. Zondo appealed to everyone to come forward with any information."
"Zondo refused information from @LuckyMontana19."
"Maybe? Just Maybe? Grand-grand who gets to decide whose evidence is likely to be credible??? Do you know how many people with information, people who followed the process to the T and ticking away all check boxes but never been afforded a chance to appear before the commission??"
"We are not intimidated by EFF. EFF can never defeat the people, they can cut all the deals they want with criminals behind our backs but we are not scared. Zondo must run the commission without fear or favour and those who take issue with findings must review the findings."
"That 'sies' is very important... Our taxes were wasted on this nonsense."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that former president Jacob Zuma has announced that he would rather go to prison than cooperate with the State Capture Commission. Zuma said he would not longer cooperate with the Zondo Commission as long as Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is still its chair.
In a statement he released on Monday, Zuma shared that he would not abide by the Constitutional Court's recent "extraordinary and unprecedented" judgement that compelled him to appear before the commission.
In the statement shared by EWN online, Zuma shared that he is the target of propaganda, vilification and falsified claims for his stance on the transformation of Mzansi and the economy.
"I therefore state in advance that the Commission into Allegations of State Capture can expect no further co-operation from me in any of their processes going forward. If this stance is considered to be a violation of their law, then let their law take its course. I do not fear being arrested, I do not fear being convicted nor do I fear being incarcerated."
One social media user @JeleJele89 wrote:
"Wow but I thought he was waiting for his day in court. I know the commission is not court. Also he has been saying he will come out and tell the truth. Why doesn’t he come out with the truth and expose whoever is wrong or must be held accountable."
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