EFF denies funding by Mugabe men

2013-07-21 16:05

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Johannesburg - Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has denied receiving funding from ministers in Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s Cabinet in order to “destabilise” South Africa.

This comes after the claim was made on the Facebook page of Baba Jukwa, a mysterious poster who claims to be a high-ranking yet disillusioned figure in Mugabe’s Zanu-PF.

Baba Jukwa has been leaking damaging secrets – some of which proved to be true – from within the party for the past four months.

On Saturday, he claimed Malema was being funded by Zimbabwean Youth Development Minister Saviour Kasukuwere, Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, commander of the Zimbabwean defence force General Constantine Chiwenga, and State Security Minister Sydney Tigere Sekeramayi.

This is ostensibly in revenge against President Jacob Zuma and his international relations adviser, Lindiwe Zulu, who has been heading the Southern African Development Community mediation process in Zimbabwe following the violent 2008 polls.

But he denied that the EFF had “approached or been approached by anyone from Zimbabwe or any other country regarding funding”.

He added that the EFF “reserve the right to approach anyone we see fit for help”.

He said they would not take any money that came with conditions.
Read more on:    zanu-pf  |  eff  |  jacob zuma  |  robert mugabe  |  lindiwe zulu  |  zimbabwe  |  zimbabwe elections 2013  |  southern africa

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