[Must Read] Mrs Mantwa Malema’s Lawyers have written a letter to the ANC MP who made false claims of Domestic and Gender Based Violence. pic.twitter.com/4wB6nt6nCo— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) February 19, 2020
Mantoa Malema, the wife of Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema, is suing African National Congress (ANC) parliamentarian Boy Mamabolo for R1 million if he does not retract his statement that her husband is abusing her.
On Tuesday, the State of the Nation Address (Sona) degenerated into chaotic scenes when Mamabolo accused Julius Malema of beating his wife and wanted him to confirm that.
Clement Manyathela speaks to EFF spokesperson Vuyani Pambo about Mantoa's letter.
She has taken a stand and what is most important from that letter is that she does not need his help and if there was something like that she would have gone to the police.— Vuyani Pambo, Spokesperson - EFF
What is also important is that Boy Mamabolo was trying to score a cheap political point and put a cloud over a family that is happy.— Vuyani Pambo, Spokesperson - EFF
She has taken a bold step and we think it is exemplary and we support her.— Vuyani Pambo, Spokesperson - EFF
In a Twitter post, Boy Mamabolo says he will not retract his statement.
Meanwhile, the ANC says it is looking into the conduct of its members regarding the chaos that erupted on Tuesday.
We cannot allow gender-based violence to be trivialised in that manner. We expect all Members of Parliament, whom we have deployed, to be responsible and make statements that are fit in the construction of the society we want.— Pule Mabe, Spokesperson - ANC
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