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Zondo used the state capture investigation to advance certain factions within the ANC

Malema: Zondo used state capture investigation to advance certain factions within ANC

Malema addressed the media at the party headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday.

EFF leader Julius Malema during a press conference on Monday, May 16, 2022. Photo: EFF South Africa/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG — Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has accused Chief Justice Raymond Zondo of playing partisan politics in the African National Congress (ANC).

Malema addressed the media at the party headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday.

The EFF chief said his organization had no interest in implicating Zondo’s report in the state capture, as it was part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s re-election campaign as president of the ANC.

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Zondo has been praised for unpacking the extent of state capture corruption during former President Jacob Zuma’s tenure.

However, for Malema, there is nothing to celebrate about the Chief Justice: “There is nothing exciting for the EFF in the Zondo commission report because Zondo used the commission to make advance the interests of a certain faction against the other faction and in doing so delegitimize the whole process; 2 billion rand to fight factional battles.

During his high-profile press briefing, Malema also brushed off Ramaphosa.

He accused the president, without proof, of being behind attempts to remove Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from her post because she had previously made negative findings against him.

In February, the Constitutional Court effectively gave the green light to parliament to proceed with the impeachment, provided Mkhwebane was assigned a lawyer.



Zondo used the state capture investigation to advance certain factions within the ANC

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