JOHANNESBURG – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) coined the term “Pay back the money”, a chant that became painfully familiar for former president Jacob Zuma as EFF MPs demanded he pays back money used for non-security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.
Now, the same demand is being directed at EFF leader Julius Malema by Black First Land First (BLF) leader, Andile Mngxitama.
The BLF leader took to Twitter to post a video asking Malema to give back R10 000 he had given him to register his party over four years ago.
These claims fellow after The President’s Keepers author Jacques Pauw wrote about links between the EFF and controversial businessman Adriano Mazzotti.
Pauw alleges that Mazzotti is a dealer in the underground counterfeit cigarettes trade and gave the EFF R200 000 to help it register for the 2014 elections. The allegations also say that Mazzotti gave Malema millions to settle his Sars tax bill.
In the video Mngxitama says, “I am highly indebted, like all other black people are. He’s [Malema] not because he’s got Mazzotti money,”
“I want my ten thou [sic]… You know… it was my last ten thou, which I gave you to register the party.”
Mngxitama claims that Malema wasted the money at popular hangout spot, News Cafe.
— Black First Land First (@BLF_SouthAfrica) July 8, 2018
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