'Zanu PF funding Julius Malema'

JOHANNESBURG - Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has denied receiving funding from ministers in Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s Cabinet in order to “destabilise” South Africa.

This comes after the claim was made on the Facebook page of Baba Jukwa, a mysterious poster who claims to be a high-ranking yet disillusioned figure in Mugabe’s Zanu PF.

Baba Jukwa has been leaking damaging secrets — some of which proved to be true — from within the party for the past four months.

Yesterday, he claimed Malema was being funded by Zimbabwean Youth Development minister Savior Kasukuwere, Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, commander of the Zimbabwean defence forces General Constantine Chiwenga, and State Security minister Sydney Tigere Sekeramayi.

This is ostensibly in revenge against President Jacob Zuma and his international relations adviser, Lindiwe Zulu, who has been heading the Southern African Development Community mediation process in Zimbabwe following the violent 2008 polls.

The claim came as Mugabe yesterday again slammed Zulu at a rally in Bulawayo.

“May South Africa stop its negative voice. I appeal to Zuma to stop this woman to stop speaking on Zimbabwe,” he told the crowd, according to the Southern Eye newspaper’s Twitter feed.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi yesterday said Zanu PF youths would be invited to the party’s launch mass meeting next weekend.

But he denied that the EFF had “approached or been approached by anyone from Zimbabwe or any other country regarding funding”.

He added that the EFF “reserve the right to approach anyone we see fit for help”.

He said they would not take any money that came with conditions.


Comments (8)

That's not good journalism, it's baseless. Ndopavanokutaimirai anaJona nanaChinondidyachii ipapo motorerwa zvitupa. Tipei dzedu dzemuno dzamunoprover tikunde kamdara kari kuramba kuenda pamudyandigere aka.

ChimedzahMapfumo - 22 July 2013

You are right jenarisiti give us this where our diamond money is going. SOVEREIGNTY MUNO CHETE IF YOU GO AGAINST ZPF "black imperialists" drc, sudan, libya, moz

Zim One - 22 July 2013

With the Ben Minashe saga and the anthrax in Harare debacle, its 99% probable Mugabe can go that far al in the name of power

Suluman - 22 July 2013

Malema is the real deal in South Africa. It will take ANC another 5 years before they realize that Malemu is right.

Qiniso - 22 July 2013

Viva Cde Malema!!!!!!!!!!!!!

munhusva - 23 July 2013

!Qiniso- now which crystal ball have you been gazing? Malema can froth all he wants, he is a speck in the rear vew material.. a new crop headed by Ramaphosa will have no time for tomfooleries of an unadulterated imbecile..Sorry the room is full and it is standing room only..Malema's bag of trickery is empty and only idiots can not see this!

gutter poet - 23 July 2013

it's now clear the shebeen herald is better than this opaque 'news'. how can we have a newspaper stable sink this low to the extent of publishing such lies. cde mugabe is winning and let's respect interlects, we are a literate nation and when researchers reveal the inevitable, it is only unpopular daily lies (news) that will rubbish facts. let's wake up zanupf is getting a 55% vote and you have to live with it.

clyde murove - 23 July 2013

One wonders why Cde Clyde Murove "wastes" his time surfing the Daily News if he really thinks that his Shebeen Herald is better. To torture himself? Yoh, very strange.

Mercy - 24 July 2013

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