The reports of Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) confirmed that leader of the party Julius Malema is under surveillance and asked the role of state security and home affairs. Concerned about the privacy and safety of their leader, the EFF has claimed that the Guptas have been spying on Julius Malema.
The party stated that “We know that a private foreign family‚ the Guptas‚ has had access to the travel itinerary, ID number of a party leader and a member of the South African Parliament”.
“We cannot think of any other reason why they would spy on him‚ except with the hope to find him isolated and take his life”. We say this because most of the trips that the media has written about were never publicly announced.
“We also know that it is impossible for the Guptas on their own to attain this information without the help of both Home Affairs and State Security”.
A Statement from EFF: That a confrontation with the controversial family – which has yet to comment on the allegations – was inevitable.
The party said: “They have no right whatsoever to spy on the EFF leadership and they must know that as EFF we are not scared of them”.
Party spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi stated that Malema’s calls were being monitored without digging into specific details. “As an organization, we are concerned about the safety of the CIC. Not so long ago‚ we have had to track a car that was following him around”. He also said that it’s clear the information was taken from Home Affairs department when Malusi Gigaba was the Minister.
“The time when Malusi Gigaba, who is their number one stooge, was the Home Affairs Minister. We have no doubt that he had a hand in that or his department for that matter. We know for sure that the persons that are spying on the CIC (Malema) is the government itself”.
The party has a plan of submitting a report to the inspector general of intelligence.
Yesterday, the Sunday Times reported: that the documents leaked have revealed that the Guptas has been constantly tracking high-profile banking executives, their families, a business rival and a Former Cabinet Minister.
According to the report: The ones who were being tracked includes Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, Absa CEO Maria Ramos, and her husband.
The leaked documents also revealed the personal information that was present in a spreadsheet possessed by Senior Gupta Executive Ashu Chawla.
The Sunday Times said: It was unable to determine why Chawla had the spreadsheet‚ given that the Guptas had refused to respond to media queries.