Opinion: Malema came out strong on allegations of VBS
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. As usual it was not surprising seeing Malema being prepared to face the journalist. This time it was an open discussion with them held at EFF headquarters in Braamfontein.
From the beginning of the discussions as expected it was fire. Malema said he has no links with VBS people and the only person he knows is Tshifhiwa Matodzi, former chair of the bank that he met at king's party(Venda King). View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
He said they still stand their position that the bank should be saved. Because this is the bank that services the poor of the poorest but they failed to convince the Reserve bank and President Cyril Ramaphosa. Their reasoning to save the bank was to avoid talks of another black failure. He revealed that he talked to president(Cyril Ramaphosa) personally to ask him if the bank can be saved. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
It came to light that his friend who is a shareholder in vbs raised the alarm about the corruption in the bank but never received assistance from Reserve bank.
The matter of the Mahuna bank card that has followed him and Floyed Shivambu were ever they go, he responded that it belongs to his brother. His brother is always with him were ever he goes most of the time. His brother was selling alcohol at Durban July and he was also in attendance.
With allegations that he bought from Gucci, Pep and Nandos with the card, he said he doesn't buy from those outlets.
He also revealed that his family owns a farm and on it they have 700 cattle, 300 goats and sheeps. His family makes money from that. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
He claimed that he never benefited any cent from the VBS not even EFF. He revealed that the Hawks officials are the ones who received bonds from VBS. SACP and the ANC also got the money from VBS yet the EFF that didn't benefit is carrying the cloud. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
He said the is nothing to hide, hence they asked anyone who is critical of EFF and him to come to this discussions and Polly van Wyke who is spearheading this allegations against the EFF choose not to come. The EFF books are open for everyone to look and see if the is any money coming from VBS.