27th October 2020
"I will go on my own to the Zondo Commission and Zondo can ask me anything about my statements and that of my grandmother. Anything you want from me… Hawks can ask me, the NPA can ask me. I have nothing to hide," said Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema during a media briefing on Monday, October 26.
Malema was responding to recent news reports claiming that the commission, lead by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, would be setting their sights on several key EFF members and some of their relatives.
Subpoenas have allegedly been issued to South Africa's major banks to access the financial records belonging to the accused.
Malema is adamant about his innocence and said that he would cooperate even if the commission approached him directly to request his records.
Malema also reflected vice-leader Floyd Shivambu's views on the commission, accusing it of fighting political battles as opposed to uprooting corruption.
"They are not looking for statements, they want to create doubt and leave us with a dark cloud. I spoke to the secretary of the commission and said ‘you are either going to clarify this or you’re going to call us to the commission," added Malema.
According to the Sunday Times, the commission plans to investigate Malema, his wife, grandmother, and companies associated with him.
Shivambu and his brother Brian would also be investigated for their alleged involvement in the VBS scandal.
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