Prince Mashele 'looking forward' to EFF lawsuit over corruption claims

Political analyst Prince Mashele says he won't apologise to the EFF after the party threatened to sue him for recent comments during an SABC interview.

The EFF will sue Mashele for R1 million for defaming the party and its leader Julius Malema, if he does not issue a public apology.

Read: Hooligans or master strategists: The impact of the EFF on SA politics

In the interview, Mashele alleged that the EFF was a rogue party formed to perpetuate corruption by Malema, deputy president Floyd Shivambu and other leaders.

He claims the ANC is a university of corruption and the EFF are its graduates.

The comments come after Shivambu was implicated in the VBS Mutual Bank "Great Bank Heist" report.

Read more: Now EFF's Shivambu is on the receiving end of MP's chanting 'pay back the money'

Meanwhile, Mashele says that if he apologises to the EFF, he may as well quit his career as a political analyst.

He says he's written to the EFF asking for clarity before he can respond to the substance of their demands.

He finds it bizarre that a political analyst can be sued for expressing his own political analysis.

Mashele adds that if the red berets go ahead with the lawsuit, he will file a court bid to get access to Malema and Shivambu's bank statements to get evidence of corruption and illicit financial flows.

Also read: The ANC is dying and Prince Mashele says South Africans have three other choices

There's absolutely no way I'll say askies to the EFF.

Prince Mashele, author and political analyst

My job is to share my opinon of South Africa's politics.

Prince Mashele, author and political analyst

I responded to their lawyers. The letter by the lawyers is so confusing.

Prince Mashele, author and political analyst

I wrote a letter myself seeking clarity. I have a list of questions that the EFF must answer before I can respond to the substance of the demands they are making.

Prince Mashele, author and political analyst

I don't have R1 million. I didn't get anything from VBS, so if I were to be pressed hard I'd have to run to Brian Shivambu for help.

Prince Mashele, author and political analyst

If the EFF proceed to court, I am going to make an application to get the bank statements of Julius Malema, of On Point and the entire EFF. Then the public will know how corrupt these fellows are.

Prince Mashele, author and political analyst

I'm looking forward to this thing going to court by the way, so that we can have these bank statements in public so we can see the depth of the corruption.

Prince Mashele, author and political analyst

Mashele discussed the evidence of his claims made during the SABC interview and how he will take the matter forward.

Listeners also called in to share their views on Mashele's logic and the EFF's move.

The EFF was not available for comment.

Listen to the conversation on The Eusebius McKaiser Show:


This article first appeared on 702 : Prince Mashele 'looking forward' to EFF lawsuit over corruption claims


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Now EFF's Shivambu is on the receiving end of MP's chanting 'pay back the money'

Now EFF's Shivambu is on the receiving end of MP's chanting 'pay back the money'

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh and callers discussed how the tables have turned and whether VBS bank should be saved.

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Malema has accused the rogue unit of still being operational and Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

'You could see that this was a president who was worried about the land issue'

'You could see that this was a president who was worried about the land issue'

Political Analyst, Prince Mashele weighs in on President Cyril Ramaphosa's Q& A session in Parliament.

'Cyril Ramaphosa is the weakest president of the ANC since 1994' - analyst

'Cyril Ramaphosa is the weakest president of the ANC since 1994' - analyst

Political analyst Prince Mashele talks about the ANC NEC meeting contradicting messages stemming from this.

Mahumapelo "rebellion" and political killings in KZN signal deep crisis in ANC

Mahumapelo "rebellion" and political killings in KZN signal deep crisis in ANC

Political analyst, Prince Mashele, looks at both provinces saying the ANC has become a vehicle to amass wealth.

EFF has dedicated itself to taking power through the vote - Dali Mpofu

EFF has dedicated itself to taking power through the vote - Dali Mpofu

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to EFF's Dali Mpofu and political analyst Prince Mashele about accusations that the party is fascist.

Political Desk: Gigaba trying to project himself as being 'born again':  Analyst

Political Desk: Gigaba trying to project himself as being 'born again': Analyst

Political analyst claims the president's 'new dawn' narrative is at risk of being marred by state capture discourse.

Zuma is behaving like a suicide bomber - analyst

Zuma is behaving like a suicide bomber - analyst

Political analyst Prince Mashele says President Zuma wants to detonate the ANC as well as the country and leave it in a mess.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Cervical cancer is the only cancer that is caused by sex - Dr Eve

[LISTEN] Cervical cancer is the only cancer that is caused by sex - Dr Eve

Dr Eve discusses cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.

Angry customer stops at nothing to expose bad service at upmarket hotel

Angry customer stops at nothing to expose bad service at upmarket hotel

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

Motorist who killed two goslings has been identified

Motorist who killed two goslings has been identified

According to the SPCA, he will be charged with contravention of the Animal Protection Act.

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

"I have no desire for clothes. I have no desire for holidays. I have no desire for outings. All I see is the suffering of people…"

Group distances itself from N2 car spinners caught on film

Group distances itself from N2 car spinners caught on film

It turns out that the petrol heads who span cars on the N2 were part of the SA Torque Cape Town Breakfast Run.

Uber customer threatened with hockey stick by driver

Uber customer threatened with hockey stick by driver

An Uber customer shares how she was threatened by an Uber driver with a hockey stick after a disagreement.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.