EFF leader Julius Malema insists he is being prosecuted and convicted in the court of public opinion, via the media, purely for political purposes.
Malema, who has several cases pending before the courts, told News24 during a wide-ranging interview this week that he had been painted as the "most corrupt person" who even brought down an entire province. This was in reference to his links to On-Point Engineering's multimillion-rand tenders and the collapse of the Limpopo government's coffers, which saw numerous departments being placed under administration in 2011.
"With all the things you have written about me, with all the accusations you have put against me what makes it difficult for them to take me to court, and trial me with all the evidence they have and send me to prison?" asked Malema.