Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu are taking legal action against the party’s former MP Thembinkosi Rawula for posting allegations that the two were using party coffers to fund their lifestyles.
At a press briefing on Wednesday afternoon, Malema said he was taking action against Rawula in his personal capacity and not as EFF leader.
Shivambu also confirmed that he had briefed lawyers to go after Rawula.
Malema said Shivambu was not a signatory to the EFF’s bank accounts and has never even submitted claims to the party for incurring personal costs while on official duty.
"It’s unfair and unjustifiable to say that Floyd abuses EFF funds,” he said.