Gigaba refuses to be drawn on Malema's 'zombie' comments

2016-04-01 17:39
Malusi Gigaba  (File: Theana Breugem)

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Durban – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba would not be drawn on Friday over damning claims made by EFF leader Julius Malema.

Malema briefed the media after the Constitutional Court handed down judgment on the Nkandla matter on Thursday.

After praising the judgment, Malema spared no one in his attacks on President Jacob Zuma, the politically connected Gupta family and cabinet ministers.

But it was Gigaba's stylish suits that seemed to rub Malema up the wrong way.

Malema attacked Gigaba and his wife, Nomachule, calling on the South African Revenue Services to conduct a lifestyle audit on the minister.  

Malema said: "Malusi Gigaba wears expensive suits… They are extremely expensive. Malusi Gigaba’s wife carries extremely expensive bags and he has not declared additional income in Parliament.

"Those suits and the lifestyle Malusi Gigaba lives cannot be financed by a minister’s salary alone… Malusi Gigaba is a direct beneficiary of the Guptas."

Malema said he found Gigaba’s "corrupt suits" unappealing.

"Malusi is the most corrupt because Atul Gupta has no regard or respect for him. Malusi’s PAs will tell you that when Malusi is speaking on a platform and Atul calls they have to take the phone to him while he is speaking on the podium."

Malema said Gigaba – with other ANC members – was under the spell of the Gupta family.

"They have all been zombified, these are all zombies. They are all Mgijimi's of Isibaya," Malema said. 

Read more on:    anc  |  eff  |  malusi gigaba  |  julius malema  |  jacob zuma  |  politics

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