In a heated exchange of text messages between the two men in February last year, which emerged this week, Shivambu also vowed to continue exposing the “criminal capitalist system” which he accused Rupert of presiding over.
Rupert is the chairman of companies such as Remgro and Richemont, among others.
The text messages show that Rupert had taken issue with Shivambu’s claims of looting and accused the EFF MP of disrespect.
“I have not looted anything and am very disappointed in you for this BS. Thought you were more honourable and intelligent than this. Goodbye and good luck,” Rupert said.