Julius Malema Says Corruption at Eskom Is Worse Than Gutpa-Era Looting During EFF’s 10th-Anniversary Dinner

Julius Malema Says Corruption at Eskom Is Worse Than Gutpa-Era Looting During EFF’s 10th-Anniversary Dinner

  • Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema took aim at embattled power utility Eskom
  • During the EFF's 10th-anniversary gala dinner, Malema said that the Gutpa-linked state capture is nothing compared to the corruption at Eskom
  • The EFF leader criticised government leaders for enriching themselves while millions starve in SA

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JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters hosted their 10th-anniversary gala dinner at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on Thursday, 27 July.

EFF leader Julius Malema claimed corruption at Eskom is worse than Gupta linked state capture
Julius Malema criticised Eskom for widespread corruption at the EFF's 10th-anniversary gala dinner. Image: @Sinawo_Thambo/Twitter & Waldo Swiegers/Getty Images
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Malema carved out a portion of his address to fire shots at SA's embattled power utility, criticising it for widespread corruption.

The red berets leader warned attendees that the corruption at Eskom makes the Gupta-era looting look like a joke.

Malema said:

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“If the Guptas did state capture, they were playing. What we are experiencing today with Eskom makes the Guptas look like a joke."

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The EFF posted a video snippet of Malema's address on Twitter:

The EFF leader said that the collapse of SA's economy, public finance and SOEs was just a symptom of the widespread corruption in the country.

Malema criticised government leaders for using state resources to enrich themselves while the country's most vulnerable don't have access to water or safe and suitable housing, The Citizen reported.

South Africans weigh in on Julius Malema's Eskom comments

Below are some comments:

@SABananaRep praised:

"Don't often agree with Malema and EFF. However, he is spot on here. Speak truth to power and theft."

@muhbzelz claimed:

"What we are experiencing now is the effects of what the Guptas started back then. What's confusing about the concept?"

@malungana3 added:

"Anything to the contrary is wrong. The CIC has spoken."

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@lotlis said:

"I am not an EFF member, but you guys have your own programs that just continue while others howl."

Julius Malema boasts about EFF gala dinner table, tells ‘haters’ the R1.2 million table sold 3 times more

Earlier, Briefly News reported that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema had some words for his haters at the EFF gala dinner on Thursday, 27 July.

The gala dinner was a fundraising initiative that sold tables at various prices to sit with prominent EFF leaders.

The red berets leader gloated about the success of the gala dinner, adding that his platinum R1.2 million table sold three times more than expected.

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