EFF leader Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shibambu said on Wednesday they were briefing their lawyers to sue former party MP Thembinkosi Rawula.
Malema said he would sue Rawula, who resigned on Wednesday, to the tune of R1m, while Shivambu did not disclose details of his lawsuit against Rawula. Rawula made headlines last week when he claimed that the pair had admitted in a meeting of the party's central command team (CCT) to have personally benefited from the looting of VBS Mutual Bank.
Malema said Rawula would have to back up his claims in court. "I have never said the things they say I said about VBS.
I made a political overview and spoke extensively about the VBS and its implications. One of the statements I remember saying was that VBS was supposed to be the end of the EFF, the way it was designed," said Malema.
"I am suing [Rawula] for R1m for saying I stole EFF money, and that is not an EFF issue, it is between me and him.