Kotze tells EFF to provide proof

2015-04-10 14:06

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Johannesburg - Suspended Economic Freedom Fighters Gauteng legislature member Wiekus Kotze has hit back at the party after it claimed he had admitted to financial impropriety.

"The EFF leadership has responded to my claims of financial impropriety with a barrage of lies and distortions," Kotze said in a statement.

"EFF leaders lie because they know that they remain untouchable darlings of a section of the media, and whatever they say would never be questioned or investigated."

Kotze, accompanied by sushi king and former EFF member Kenny Kunene, held a media briefing earlier this week where he made allegations of impropriety by the party's leaders. 

However, the EFF brushed off the allegations made by Kotze saying there was no proof.

It in turn said it had laid charges against Kotze for illegally transferring money from the party into his personal bank account on the pretext that he was paying for T-shirts.

Kotze was suspended from the EFF in November for alleged financial impropriety.

Before joining the EFF he was a member of Agang SA where he was also suspended.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said Kotze had admitted to the fraud when he was confronted and offered to resign from the party and asked that the EFF not report it to the police.

Kotze on Friday denied this.

"This is a pure lie by desperate people in a hurry to hide their fraudulent activities, and thus divert attention and proper scrutiny from themselves.

"Truth is this whole claim is a fabrication by habitual liars meant to tarnish my imagine and integrity," he said.

The claim that Kotze had diverted the funds under the pretext of buying T-shirts was "laughable and childish" he added.

Kotze called on the EFF to provide proof.

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