Ngwako Modjadji
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30 Sep 2014
9:35 am

EFF turn guns on Zuma as Malema trial begins

Ngwako Modjadji

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP Godrich Gardee dropped a political bombshell last night when he told EFF supporters to follow President Jacob Zuma wherever he goes and ask him when he is going pay back the money spent on the security upgrades at his Nkandla home.

FILE PICTURE: EFF members Picture: Nigel Sibanda

“Zuma has no place to hide,” Gardee said “Zuma is going back to court.” He was speaking during a night vigil at Nirvana Hall in Polokwane, Limpopo.

The night was attended by hundreds of EFF supporters – mostly young people. They given food.

Gardee tore into Zuma, saying: “Zuma is sick and has stress because he has many wives.

“At the age of 75 Zuma still makes babies.” He labelled Zuma a liar and accused him of using state institutions to settle political scores.

“Zuma will never answer any question,” Gardee said.

“The corruption trial is nothing but political prosecution for his (Malema) ideas”

“We are resolute that we will support our president and commander-in-chief in darkness and trial moments.

“We will not leave Malema to the scavengers of Zuma.”

He told EFF supporters to fight back when they are attacked by ANC members. Gardee said the ANC was out to kill EFF.

“Tomorrow (today) is the continuation to kill our only hope organisation of the people.

Gardee praised Malema, saying Malema was still in the ANC he raised issues even former President Nelson Mandela was afraid to raise.

“The trial of the commander-in-chief is a political trial,” he said.

EFF Limpopo coordinator Jossey Buthane said Malema is being targeted because he calls a spade a spade.

“We must defend this organisation by all means.”

Malema’s trial is in the Polokwane High Court, where he facescharges of fraud, corruption, money-laundering and racketeering.

The charges relate to the awarding of a fraudulent R52 million tender by the Limpopo department of roads and transport to On Point Engineering, a company Malema allegedly had business ties with. Malema’s Ratanang Family Trust was an indirect shareholder in the company.