Keep your pants zipped, says Malema

2013-07-29 10:57
Julius Malema (File, Sapa)

Julius Malema (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema has come out in defence of Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, while urging EFF members to be careful and keep their "governments" inside their zippers.

The Star reported on Monday that Malema mentioned the sexual harassment accusations against Vavi during a weekend Economic Freedom Fighters rally in Orlando West, saying Vavi was a "victim of a political onslaught" by the government and the ANC.

"I am warning you here. Try to keep your government in your zipper. There are serious considerations to be made. You must be extremely safe," Malema reportedly said.

He added that "the enemy" is becoming increasingly brazen in "eliminating opponents".

"Vavi today is in trouble. [He] is a victim of a political onslaught, but he made a stupid mistake because when you are under attack, you don’t do such a thing in the office of the enemy," Malema said.

"This lady says Vavi raped her. But when you are in such a situation, you have to be extremely careful and not become loose because they always try to discredit you.

"Vavi was set up, like many of you. You must be extremely careful. Thank God they didn’t choose me first. I will learn from him."

Vavi has denied a rape accusation against him, but admitted he had an affair with an administrative staffer who he says tried to extort money from him.

Read more on:    cosatu  |  eff  |  zwelinzima vavi  |  julius malema  |  politics

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