EFF Julius Malema has weighed in on the recent resignation of former DA leader Mmusi Maimane.
According to him, those who funded CR17 and who fund the DA are the same people, claims the leader of the red berets.
At a media briefing following Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema conducting a site visit of Nasrec on Monday, where the party’s second elective conference will take place in December, the commander-in-chief of the red berets made the claim that it was not Helen Zille but President Cyril Ramaphosa who was really to blame for former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane’s resignation.
“Look at what Cyril did to Maimane. All of you are saying Helen Zille, Helen Zille. It is not Helen Zille, it is Cyril,” said Malema.
He went on to allege that Maimane was asking too many questions surrounding the funding of the president’s CR17 campaign, which led to him becoming first president of the ANC, then South Africa.
“The day Maimane wrote a letter [to the public protector] and the public protector found against Cyril, Helen came out saying that was the most stupid thing to write [to Mkhwebane], and Tony Leon also came out saying the same. That is where the problems for Maimane started,” Malema said.
He made the claim that those funding the CR17 campaign were the same as those who are funding the DA.
“Why? By writing the letter and e-mails coming out showing names, he exposed the funders who are the real owners of the DA,” said Malema.
“Go check the names in the e-mails of who funded CR17 and go compare notes with who is funding the DA. It is the same people. They told us to work with Cyril, and we told them it is not going to happen.
“Every time we fundraise, people say to us: ‘Why do you not just work with Cyril?’ Imagine if they can say that to us, what about Mmusi?