The EFF sent a sister of businessman Johann Rupert packing when offered a meeting that would "benefit" them, the party's leader Julius Malema said at their gala dinner on Friday night.
"The spokesperson of the EFF said 'Can you please tell the Ruperts that at least there must be one party in South Africa which they do not control'," said Malema, seen wearing a black tie and tux in a video posted on the party's Twitter feed."And let that party be the EFF.
Because the likelihood is that the Ruperts have got everyone except the EFF," said Malema, amid frequent questions over the source of the party's funding. "We run the risk of all parties in South Africa being owned by the likes of Rupert who have the money to by everything that moves in this country.
" At the dinner held on the eve of the party's manifesto launch in Soshanguve on Saturday, Malema said South Africa's problem was not just corruption, but incompetence.