Johannesburg - With just two days to go before the sixth general elections, the Economic Freedom Fighters’ deputy president Floyd Shivambu has been linked to dodgy business dealings in which he is alleged to have used his political standing to garner finances.
According to amaBhungane a series of cryptic WhatsApp messages suggest that Shivambu and the "red boys" used his political profile for financial gain with the messages showing that Shivambu had twice asked businessman Lawrence Mulaudzi for an “intervention” (code for cash) to be paid into the account of Grand Azania, a company controlled by Shivambu’s brother Brian.
It has taken no time for the storm around Shivambu to trend on social media.
While some slated Shivambu calling him corrupt, others jumped to his defence.
One Sicelo Ngcobo tweeted that: “It’s all fun and games when the journalists target Ace Magashule but it turns into propaganda real quick when Floyd Shivambu is on the spotlight. And you expect us to believe Malema doesn’t know about Flody’s dodgy dealings?”