EFF’s Wiekus Kotze held for fraud

2014-04-10 10:31

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EFF member Wiekus Kotze has been arrested for fraud in Alberton on the East Rand, the party said.

Neither the police nor the Hawks could immediately confirm Kotze’s arrest.

Economic Freedom Fighters’ Gauteng spokesperson Patrick Sindane said that members of the party would support Kotze when he appeared in the Palm Ridge Magistrates’ Court later today.

“We view this as nothing but the abuse of state machinery and power by certain individuals to settle political scores,” he said.

Kotze reportedly caused a stir on social media earlier this year, being labelled a traitor by some in the Afrikaans community.

“They told me I was an idiot, a fool, that I was sucking up to black people, that I was a traitor betraying my white skin,” the Saturday Star quoted Kotze as saying.

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