Gayton McKenzie to Malema: ‘We’re not revolutionaries, we both shop at Louis Vuitton’

2014-04-23 16:11

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Ex-convict and president of the Patriotic Alliance Gayton McKenzie said Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is “the biggest thief I ever met”.

McKenzie launched a scathing attack on Malema in an open letter today.

The letter came ahead of a planned rally by Malema and the EFF in Mitchells Plain in the Western Cape, where the Patriotic Alliance is based.

In the two-page letter, McKenzie writes: “For most of my younger years I was surrounded by con men and thieves. But you are the biggest thief I ever met. You truly are the Con-mander in Thief.”

McKenzie, who co-founded the Patriotic Alliance with Kenny Kunene, who was briefly part of the EFF, said he wished Kunene would take South Africans into his confidence about the real reasons he left the EFF.

McKenzie said he felt he should warn young voters about Malema.

He wrote: “Julius, you and I are not ‘revolutionaries’. We both know that. We both shop at the same Louis and Gucci shops. We both have watches worth hundreds of thousands. We wear more money on our wrists than a miner at Marikana will ever hold in his hands.

“This week you had the audacity to say that you wear Louis Vuitton to ‘inspire the poor’. But the poor get nothing out of you wearing flashy clothes.”

McKenzie said it was an insult to real revolutionaries if he and Malema called themselves revolutionaries.

He also accused Malema of stealing public money to throw parties and to upgrade his home.

Malema has been charged with fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering, but the case is still pending.

Read the full letter here:

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