Malema fears for safety of his wife and children after publication of home address

2018-12-04 22:51
EFF president Julius Malema. (Jan Gerber/News24)

EFF president Julius Malema. (Jan Gerber/News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

EFF leader Julius Malema fears for the safety of his wife Mantwa and his children after his address was posted on Twitter.

Jacques Pauw tweeted the address of the house his wife is renting from cigarette smuggler Adriano Mazzotti. Pauw later removed the tweet with Malema's address.

The colour, make and model of Mantwa's luxury vehicle was also made public.

At a press briefing at Parliament on Tuesday after the National Assembly adopted the Joint Constitutional Review Committee's report recommending that the Constitution be amended to allow expropriation without compensation, Malema said "many strange cars" has been spotted around the house.

Malema said he brought the matter to the police, but he will not negotiate when his wife and children are concerned.

"I shoot to kill," he warned.

On Tuesday, the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) condemned the publishing Malema's home address. 

This followed the publication of Eyewitness News' report that Malema's wife and children live in a house owned by Mazzotti.

Malema denied that his wife had any business dealings with Mazzotti and said she rents the house from Mazzotti.

He said Mantwa is an "an independent woman" who is "educated ... with her own wealth".

Malema added: "She is in finance, not in history, not that there is anything wrong with history."

He also denied that it is on Mazzotti's behalf that the EFF is now supporting recently fired South African Revenue Service (SARS) boss Tom Moyane.

He said they are supporting him because he shouldn't be removed through a wrongful process, just like they supported their current enemy Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan previously.

"It was Tom Moyane who wanted me sequestered and removed from this Parliament," Malema said in reference to his own tax troubles a few years ago.

In 2014, Mazzotti paid the R200 000 party registration fee for the EFF ahead of the general elections.

Read more on:    eff  |  julius malema
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.