Streaming issues? Report here
John Maytham 2019 1500 BW
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
See full line-up
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics
arrow_forward
Local

'I always wore Louis Vuitton and Gucci, I didn't buy them with VBS money'

10 September 2019 1:19 PM
Tags:
EFF
Julius Malema
Daily Maverick
EFF leader Julius Malema addresses the media outside Hawks' head offices, responding to Daily Maverick's recent exposé

Julius Malema rubbishes journalist's allegations about him using an alleged slush fund.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema addresses the media at Hawks' head offices in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Malema was scheduled to meet with investigators about allegedly having unlawfully discharged a firearm during a political rally in the Eastern Cape last year.

RELATED: Daily Maverick exposé shows 'Malema's slush fund' doesn't have records

The EFF leader also answered questions relating to reports by the Daily Maverick's investigative unit Scorpion, that more than R5m was channelled from VBS Bank into an account he used as a slush fund.

Those allegations are absolute rubbish, there is nothing new about the Daily Maverick's allegations. I think when Pauli van Wyk goes dry, she looks for something in the statements and re-reports the same story.

Julius Malema, Leader - EFF

Malema says Van Wyk wrote about the Sandown house in her first exposé and implicated Dali Mpofu and the EFF responded to that.

What is there to respond again? It is not new, I am not using Mahuna's money, Mahuna never received money from VBS, Mahuna received money from Sgameka Projects.

Julius Malema, Leader - EFF

Malema adds that he has always worn expensive brands and it is not just now.

Louis Vuitton and Gucci, I don't wear it now, I have always worn them, I make no apologies for that. I don't buy them with VBS money, I bought them before VBS.

Julius Malema, Leader - EFF

Listen below to Malema's full address:


This article first appeared on 702 : 'I always wore Louis Vuitton and Gucci, I didn't buy them with VBS money'


10 September 2019 1:19 PM
Tags:
EFF
Julius Malema
Daily Maverick

More from Politics

Jacob Zuma Foundation

'Mr X' testimony to suggest corrupt link between Myeni and Jacob Zuma Foundation

17 February 2020 2:22 PM

A witness will reveal that money that went to Thalente Myeni’s firm ended up with the Jacob Zuma Foundation, says Ferial Haffajee.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

151228FW-de-Klerk1.jpg

ANC calls De Klerk's remarks 'a spit in the face' ahead of planned protest in CT

17 February 2020 1:33 PM

The ANC has called on the former apartheid president to retract his statement amid rising outrage and a planned march on Wednesday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200213ramaphosa

Status of load shedding not swayed by Ramaphosa, Cabinet or Sona, says Eskom COO

17 February 2020 12:41 PM

Eskom's chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer is adamant that Cabinet members have no say about if and when load shedding happens.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

dagga-weed-marijuana-joint-smoke-smoking-123rf

'Commercialising recreational use of dagga by adults is a human rights issue'

17 February 2020 10:38 AM

“It’s a human rights violation. We've been persecuted under a law without evidence,” says Myrtle Clarke (Dagga Couple).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

151228FW-de-Klerk.jpg

Dali Mpofu invites SA to join campaign to have De Klerk stripped of Nobel Prize

17 February 2020 9:51 AM

Advocate Dali Mpofu plans to launch a non-partisan campaign to have the former apartheid president stripped of his Nobel Peace Prize.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

steenhuisen

DA bigwigs 'believe the future of the party is safe in my hands' - Steenhuisen

17 February 2020 9:15 AM

Interim DA leader John Steenhuisen acknowledges the party had a really bad year last year and believes he can help fix it.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

The Public Protector needs to know her place - Casac

16 February 2020 12:18 PM

Busisiwe Mkhwebane wants to be involved in drafting narrowed terms of reference for the Zondo Commission, files application.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

de-klerk-fw-ewnjpg

EFF wants 'apartheid denialist' de Klerk prosecuted and Nobel Prize withdrawn

16 February 2020 10:28 AM

The EFF responds to FW de Klerk Foundation statement after demanding the former president's removal from Parliament during Sona.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200214 Cyril ramaphosa

President Ramaphosa rebukes EFF for Sona disruptions

14 February 2020 1:22 PM

EWN reporter Babalo Ndenze says the president had a very sombre tone and the disappointment in his voice was evident.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Julius Malema Sona 2020

Parties unite in Parliament, calling for EFF's unruly behaviour to be punished

14 February 2020 11:52 AM

DA interim leader John Steenhuisen asks Modise to refer EFF to the Powers and Privileges Committee for misconduct.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Local

Jacob Zuma Foundation

'Mr X' testimony to suggest corrupt link between Myeni and Jacob Zuma Foundation

17 February 2020 2:22 PM

A witness will reveal that money that went to Thalente Myeni’s firm ended up with the Jacob Zuma Foundation, says Ferial Haffajee.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Light bulb, electricity, load shedding.

Load shedding suspended for Monday, but risk remains this week

17 February 2020 10:21 AM

Load shedding is not expected today, however, Eskom says the possibility of load shedding during the week remains.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200214-tazne-van-wykjpg

Child abduction cases a small percentage of 1,000 SA child murders a year

17 February 2020 8:17 AM

Researcher Lucy Jamieson says child abductions in W Cape tend to garner more media focus but three children are murdered a day.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

rainbow-dreams-trust-camp-hopejpg

Camp Hope: Creating happy memories for Cape Town's 'forgotten children'

16 February 2020 3:18 PM

Rainbow Dream Trust's Dannie Kagan on the camps for youngsters from impoverished communities who are ill or have disabilities.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

de-klerk-fw-ewnjpg

EFF wants 'apartheid denialist' de Klerk prosecuted and Nobel Prize withdrawn

16 February 2020 10:28 AM

The EFF responds to FW de Klerk Foundation statement after demanding the former president's removal from Parliament during Sona.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Light bulb against dark background, electricity, load shedding. Image: Pexels.

Eskom shifts load shedding to stage 2

16 February 2020 9:20 AM

Stage 2 power cuts implemented on Sunday after "recovery in generation performance".

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Zozibini Tunzi outside Cape Town City Hall, Kaylynn Palm - EWN

[WATCH] Zozi returning to US after colourful Cape Town welcome

15 February 2020 12:59 PM

Zozibini Tunzi dazzled Capetonians during the final leg of her homecoming tour after bagging the Miss Universe crown in December.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

181106 DAN PLATO 3

'It's all systems go to end load shedding nightmare' - Plato on IPP announcement

15 February 2020 11:55 AM

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato says City awaiting further clarity, but is "delighted" at Ramaphosa's IPP announcement during Sona.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

dagga-weed-hemp-farmer-plant-farming123rfjpg

How to ensure SA's soon-to-be regulated hemp industry will thrive

15 February 2020 10:18 AM

Tony Budden (Hemporium) responds to Ramaphosa's Sona announcement - SA has to play catch-up, learn from global best practise.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

180429jonkershoek-mountainsgif

CapeNature to create 'advisory committee' in response to Jonkershoek outcry

14 February 2020 3:58 PM

CapeNature has invited the hiking fraternity and other interest groups to share their input on the access to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward