BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has written an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa in which he “demands” a commission of inquiry into both allegations that the president sold out during apartheid and rumours that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are linked to British intelligence agency MI6.
This follows the EFF’s calls for a commission of inquiry into Mosiuoa “Terror” Lekota’s recent claims at a parliamentary debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s second state of the nation address (Sona) that the president had sold out his comrades during apartheid. Responding in parliament, Ramaphosa denied the allegations, saying an inquiry would be a waste of money and advising the EFF and others not to believe Lekota’s story, as he had heard similar rumours about the EFF being an “MI6 project“, which he chose not to believe due to his belief that the party and its leader are people of “good character”.
Neither Ramaphosa’s denial of Lekota’s allegations or his assertion that he didn’t believe the EFF rumours are good enough for BLF and its leader, however. READ MORE: They called the EFF an MI6 project too, Malema, Ramaphosa reminds Juju In the letter, Mngxitama said that Ramaphosa did not “deny or confirm” whether or not he had written to a letter or signed statement to apartheid’s notorious “special branch” saying his comrades, including Lekota, had filled his head with “communist ideas”, in a bid to avoid being sent to Robben Island alongside them.
This echoes a tweet from EFF MP Fana Mokoena that accused Ramaphosa of not answering “two fundamental questions” in his response to Lekota’s allegations in parliament. Mokoena wanted to know whether or not Ramaphosa wrote a letter to the special branch and why, if he did not sell his comrades out as he claimed, he was not sent to Robben Island.