VBS: Malema vows to resign if found guilty
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By Blessing Mhlanga. 25 June 2020
EFF leader, Julius Malema insists that the NPA head, Shamila Mathohi won't charge him, and says if she tries in the future she won't succeeded, eNCA report.
Malema was responding to questions asked by a group of five journalists invited to"interrogate" him, as he puts it, on topics ranging from VBS saga to On Point Engineering.
He says the allegations that he benefited from the R52 million tender awarded to On-point Engineering in Limpopo are part of a campaign to smear him.
"The Communist Party got money in VBS, ANC Limpopo, ANC National got money from VBS but today they don't have the dark cloud because the intention is to discredit us."
Daily Maverick reports that EFF deputy president, Floyd Shivambu's brother, Brian received R16,1 million from VBS, according to an investigation commissioned by the South African Reserve Bank.
EFF leader has denied he or the EFF benefited from the looting of VBS. He claimed his cousin travels with him regularly, which explains why expenditure on the Mahuna account appear to follow his movements.
"I've never benefited any cent from VBS and Why would I benefit from VBS in exchange for what?" asked Malema.
"I want to tell you now that if there is any municipality that can say we put money into the VBS because Malema said he must do that, I will resign all the positions of the EFF without hesitation."
In an article by Eye Witness News (ewn), Malema also defended his relationship with individuals implicated in multi-billion rand saga, maintaining that the VBS shouldn't have been placed under curatorship, but rescued as it is a black owned bank.
He stated that it is not the duty of EFF national leadership to probe allegations linking Brian Shivambu, the brother of his deputy, Floyd Shivambu, to the VBS mutual bank looting amounting to R2 billion, Independent Online (IOL) report.