Malema concerned with implicated commission members

EFF head Julius Malema, held a Manifesto Assembly in Bloemfontein on Friday. Photo: Pierce van Heerden

Economic Freedom Fighter’s president, Julius Malema, raised concern over members of the Zondo Commission into allegations of state capture, who have been implicated in wrongdoing. Malema stated this while attending the EFF National List and Manifesto Assembly in Bloemfontein on Friday.

“We raised this because we were saying to the chairman of the commission, we cannot have a commission that is tasked with a mandate to fight corruption and state capture constituted by individuals who are themselves implicated in some of the corrupt dealings,” Malema said.

This comes after Angelo Agrizzi, previous chief operations officer of Bosasa, reported earlier last week to the Commission of Inquiry that the company was involved in instances of bribery. Agrizzi fingered secretary of the Judicial Commission, Khotso de Wee, as one of those involved.

“With these things, as they continue to be exposed, we feel vindicated as the EFF. We have said to the chairperson that he needs to work thoroughly and vet those people so that we do not get the commission compromised. We think that so far the commission is doing a good job and we will continue to monitor it,” stated Malema.

The party leader held talks with members from across the country at Imvelo Safari Lodge, Bloemfontein. After a manifesto has been decided on this weekend, a launch will be held in Limpopo next month. – Nomaqhawe Mtebele