South Africa: WhatsApps Expose Floyd Shivambu and the 'Red Boys'

- | 6 months ago

By Susan ComrieA series of cryptic messages add further weight to claims that the EFF deputy president used his political profile for financial gain.

Floyd Shivambu told Parliament that the only income he earned in 2017 was his salary as a member of the National Assembly. No shares, no directorships, no consulting fees, no sponsorships, no land, no pension -- no benefits at all.

But a series of cryptic SMSes and WhatsApp messages between Shivambu and high-profile businessman Lawrence Mulaudzi paint a different picture.

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