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:


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