Red row over alleged funds fiddle

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- mg.co.za | 4 months ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), rocked by fresh allegations of financial impropriety against its president, Julius Malema, by members of its central command, is doing damage control, dismissing the claims as the actions of disgruntled individuals.

EFF MP Zolile Xalisa made the latest allegations in a resignation letter at the weekend, claiming Malema had failed to account for R2-million a month collected in levies from councillors, MPLs and MPs. Xalisa, who has since joined the African Transformation Movement (ATM), also claimed Malema had not accounted for about R20-million the party received from the legislatures every quarter.

But EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the EFF’s financials were in “perfect standing”.

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