PODCAST | THE STORY: EFF back in public politics as new report gives insight into VBS loot

  • In this week's episode of The Story, we speak to News24 reporters Lizeka Tandwa and Kyle Cowan on the re-emergence of the EFF since the coronavirus outbreak. 
  • The party made it back into the headlines after refusing to consult with the government on its measures to combat Covid-19.
  • At the same time, party leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu are in the spotlight as a new report reveals how VBS money allegedly found its way into their pockets.

The EFF is in the spotlight again after new revelations of VBS Mutual Bank money allegedly being paid into slush funds that found its way into the pockets of party leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu.

Some of the money was seemingly used to buy luxury brands such as Lacoste and Louis Vuitton.

At the same time, the party has taken to the political stage to voice its displeasure over the government's measures in dealing with the coronavirus.

Malema said the EFF would no longer participate in President Cyril Ramaphosa's consultative meetings with political parties on the government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this week's episode of The Story, we speak to political journalist Lizeka Tandwa and investigative journalist Kyle Cowan as they unpack the headlines surrounding the party.

You can listen to the episode on Spotify and Soundcloud.

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