Shivambu lashes out at 'hired guns' who are 'desperate to tell lies'

- | 4 months ago

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Floyd Shivambu has responded on Twitter following reports over the weekend of a new book by News24 investigations editor Pieter du Toit, The Stellenbosch Mafia, which alleges that billionaire businessman Johann Rupert and Shivambu enjoyed a close relationship.

Shivambu accused Du Toit of claiming he had not responded to questions before the book’s release, and shared WhatsApp messages showing that he did indeed respond in February. Du Toit, however, told The Citizen that Shivambu’s responses are indeed recorded in the book and that suggestions that he “declined via WhatsApp to comment” come not from the book itself but from an article about it in City Press.

“These hired guns are desperate to tell LIES!” Shivambu’s tweet concludes.

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