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

The EFF is a party of contradictions, says journalist and author Pieter du Toit.

Du Toit, News24's assistant editor, says party leader Julius Malema and EFF chairperson Dali Mpofu have proven to be disingenuous in their responses to the VBS saga.

Read: 'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

Du Toit says the VBS scandal, which implicates EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu, is going to haunt the party for a long while to come.

He penned an opinion piece titled Khrushchev, Malema and the cult of the individual on News24.

According to Du Toit, the EFF has been built on the charms and charisma of Malema who always seems to take centre stage.

He notes how EFF leadership regard Malema with such deference.

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

Also read: 'The EFF presser was about blaming Pravin Gordhan'

While the EFF claims to be against corruption, malfeasance and bad governance, Du Toit has questioned the ethics of Mpofu representing suspended Sars boss Tom Moyane in court.

Looking at Malema, and the reverence with which his colleagues gazed upon, we all know that the EFF was built around the personality of Malema.

Pieter du Toit, author and journalist

If Malema says something, leadership nods in agreement.

Pieter du Toit, author and journalist

He strongly drove a conspiracy theory narrative, accusing the rogue unit of still being operational and accusing Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

Pieter du Toit, author and journalist

The EFF style themselves as a party very deadset against corruption, malfeasance and bad governance. But then someone like Dali Mpofu goes and represent Tom Moyane as an advocate.

Pieter du Toit, author and journalist

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