OVERVIEW: There are no 'divisions' - Malema claims EFF the only party not to receive 'dirty money'

2019-01-23 13:00

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has claimed the EFF is the only party that has not received any 'dirty money' in the midst of the ongoing Bosasa revelations at the state capture commission.

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EFF leader Julius Malema flanked by other party le

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Malema wraps up the conference after eliciting a few more laughs from the crowd.

23 Jan 13:19

Malema makes reference to his personal Twitter account, says it is separate from the EFF - "EFF's offices close at 4pm," says Malema, and he tweets himself, from his own account, even in the early hours of the morning.

Malema says the media needs to stop jumping on tweets and turning it into stories.

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Malema issues a warning to NSFAS and universities that they need to admit poor, deserving students. Malema says the EFF Students Command is "combat ready", and if they don't let all deserving students study, they will act.

Malema: "Be ready, South African students, it looks like there will be action very soon."

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"We are no friends of dictators," Malema says of the government of Zimbabwe. Malema says the EFF only wants what's good for the people of Zimbabwe.

23 Jan 13:00

Malema says we need a strong Zimbabwe for a strong SADC region. 

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While responding to a question about the situation in Tshwane, Malema also makes comparisons between himself and his qualifications (with a quick reference to "woodwork") and how people reacted, and how people closed ranks around the DA's John Steenhuisen when his qualifications were exposed.

Malema says people instead went for the whistleblowers who exposed these "unqualified" individuals.

23 Jan 12:47

Malema is asked a question about the launch of the new breakaway political party, the "LAND party"... Malema and his fellow leaders seem to have not heard about it. "What is that?" they ask.

"We don't know it."

23 Jan 12:44

Malema promises a solution to the unemployment problem in the country. He also invites people to the party's manifesto rally in Soshanguve to hear what the party has to say.

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Malema on the political party funding bill, says the EFF was never against it, but turns the attention to the ANC and its questionable funding.

Malema: "The ANC survives through dodgy money." 

Malema says the ANC even brings in money from outside the country, "blood money". 

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Malema says people need to stop treating Parliament like a toilet. Says they will treat Ramaphosa the same way they treated former president Jacob Zuma in Parliament, holding him accountable.

Malema: "You cannot lie to Parliament with impunity in the presence of the EFF." 

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Malema once again talks about Ramaphosa, and Ramaphosa's son's dealings with Bosasa, says Ramaphosa lied to Parliament about it.

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Malema references a recent conversation he had with Mbalula, saying that back when he was still involved with the ANC, he never heard any mention of Bosasa.

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Malema responds to a question on the party's links to the VBS scandal. Malema says that none of the EFF's "office bearers have been named in the VBS report". 

Malema: "If you give me the page number and evidence that shows that one of our officials is implicated, they will be fired with immediate effect." 

23 Jan 12:16

Malema and co. now field questions from the media present at the briefing.

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Malema says President Cyril Ramaphosa must act against those ANC members implicated in Bosasa's network of corruption, according to Agrizzi's testimony at the state capture commission.

Malema implies that Ramaphosa has not acted because he has also benefitted from Bosasa.

23 Jan 12:08

Malema now touches on the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, and the testimony of former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi.

Malema: "Mr Agrizzi's evidence has ushered the country into another network of corruption." 

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The briefing has started, with EFF leader Julius Malema reading from a statement.

First order of business is the upcoming elections, and the issue of voter registration.

Malema also covers the process the party followed in adopting its manifesto for the 2019 elections.

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