[LISTEN] Ndlozi: Mazzotti donated R200 000 to EFF registration in 2014 election

The EFF has confirmed that controversial cigarette manufacturer Adriano Mazzotti gave the party R200 000 towards registering the party in the 2014 general elections.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the donation is a matter of public record, adding that it is not a new revelation.

This comes after author Jacques Pauw alleged that Mazzotti had close ties to EFF leader Julius Malema in his book.

Ndlozi insists that the party was not aware of Mazzotti's alleged links to the underworld when it accepted party funding from him.

We made a public call for support. Adriano Mazzotti is one of the people that came through for us and gave a donation of R200 000.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson

He assisted us when nobody believed in us and what we were doing at the time.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson

We couldn't have stood in those elections if it wasn't for such help.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson

In 2014, we were not aware of any of these allegations [against Mazzotti].

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson

Ndlozi maintains that the EFF has long argued that the deposit required to fight national and provincial elections be scrapped.

He says the party lost their court bid to challenge the exorbitant registration fees required to contest in the 2014 general elections.

In 2014, we went to court to challenge the idea. It's a huge amount of money. We needed close to R500 000.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson

Take a listen to the EFF respond:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [LISTEN] Ndlozi: Mazzotti donated R200 000 to EFF registration in 2014 election


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Ronnie Kasrils to take legal action against Arthur Fraser for fraud

Ronnie Kasrils to take legal action against Arthur Fraser for fraud

Kasrils commended Jacques Pauw for exposing his former colleague's the criminal behaviour looting millions in his name.

SSA is promoting sales of Jacques Pauw’s book like no ad campaign ever can

SSA is promoting sales of Jacques Pauw’s book like no ad campaign ever can

Bruce Whitfield asks branding and advertising expert Andy Rice to share with him the week’s advertising “heroes” and “zeroes”.

Jacques Pauw dishes on Browse Mole Report, 'spy tapes' and how Zuma evaded taxes

Jacques Pauw dishes on Browse Mole Report, 'spy tapes' and how Zuma evaded taxes

The author of a new book, the President's Keepers, details the destruction of law enforcement agencies under President Zuma.

Public interest in Jacques Pauw book could trump criminal charges, says lawyer

Public interest in Jacques Pauw book could trump criminal charges, says lawyer

The State Security Agency and Sars have threaten legal action against Pauw for his book that exposes Zuma's alleged dealings.

Sars considers legal action against Jacques Pauw and Sunday Times

Sars considers legal action against Jacques Pauw and Sunday Times

Sandile Memela, SARS spokesperson says a taxpayer may not have their information revealed unless ordered so by a High Court.

EFF says stands by Palestine in a bid to isolate and boycott Israel

EFF says stands by Palestine in a bid to isolate and boycott Israel

On Thursday the EFF marched to the Israeli embassy in Pretoria to display their solidarity with the Palestinians.

LISTEN: Sars was used to exonerate Jacob Zuma and his cronies - Jacque Pauw

LISTEN: Sars was used to exonerate Jacob Zuma and his cronies - Jacque Pauw

The author of a new book, the President's Keeper, details the destruction of law enforcement agencies under President Zuma.

EFF: Gigaba will consolidate all the kleptocratic aims of the Gupta-Zuma clique

EFF: Gigaba will consolidate all the kleptocratic aims of the Gupta-Zuma clique

EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says they will be listening to Gigaba's mid-term budget speech with a lot of 'despondency'.

Popular articles
Gigaba implicated in Transnet impropriety

Gigaba implicated in Transnet impropriety

Gigaba has been fingered in a forensic investigation related to the procurement process for locomotives from China South Rail.

[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.

[LISTEN] Is Gqom really music? Callers share their views

[LISTEN] Is Gqom really music? Callers share their views

Callers on the open line discuss class appropriation by musicians and music genres.

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'.

3 risks to your retirement savings (and how to mitigate each of them)

3 risks to your retirement savings (and how to mitigate each of them)

Only 5% of South African retirement fund members will retire comfortably. Bruce Whitfield interviews advisor Warren Ingram.

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…"

Gauteng Education to do away with old apartheid era feeder schools policy

Gauteng Education to do away with old apartheid era feeder schools policy

The new feeder policies will be implemented by 2020.

Discovery Bank takes on Capitec Bank, TymeDigital (Patrice Motsepe), Bank Zero

Discovery Bank takes on Capitec Bank, TymeDigital (Patrice Motsepe), Bank Zero

South Africa has a brand-new bank! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adrian Gore, Discovery Group CEO.