Malema an opportunist: SACP

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is seen at the protest movement's launch. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

King William’s Town - The SACP in the Eastern Cape on Thursday criticised a visit by EFF leader Julius Malema to ex-miners in King William's Town as “opportunistic”.

“Be vigilant of one enemy in many colours,” provincial SA Communist Party spokesman Siyabonga Mdodi said in a statement.

He said Malema met the ex-miners on Tuesday and promised them money owed by the mineral resources department.

“This should be viewed as nothing else but sheer opportunism and blatant abuse of the plight of our people.”

Mdodi said his party met the department and the process was on track to pay the ex-miners between December this year and March 2014.

“Julius Malema's visit to the province represent(s) an attempt to hijack the process.”

Mdodi said the party urged people to always identify a wolf in sheep's clothing.

“No matter how many times it may attempt to convince us that it is a sheep; the wolf must never be allowed to be in our flock, for he has no other intention but to taste blood.”

Economic Freedom Fighters spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the party would not dignify the SACP's statement with a response.

“We will not dignify the permanent empty speech of SACP with a response. It will be giving them existence that they do not have,” he said.


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