Natasha Mazzone has challenged the SA Police Service (SAPS) to respond immediately to developments in the EFF-VBS case. Senior figures in the left-wing political party are accused of ‘looting the money of pensioners’, by cashing in on a corruption scandal that ran for years. Julius Malema, Floyd Shivambu, and his brother Brian are all implicated.

Could Malema, Floyd, and Brian now face criminal charges?

The trio has strenuously denied their involvement with the collapse of VBS bank. Well, at least in public anyway. Brian Shivambu reportedly admitted to scoring R4.5 million from the illegal scheme earlier this week, after years of claiming his innocence in the matter. This less-than-subtle move has put the DA on high alert, too.

Mazzone, who serves as the DA’s Chief Whip in Parliament, has never been one to suffer fools – and she’s openly questioned why charges she filed against the EFF representatives almost three years ago have not moved forward.

EFF-VBS latest: SAPS told to ‘get a shift on’

In November 2018, SAPS received a criminal complaint about Malema and the Shivambus – but very little has been forthcoming from the police force since. The DA representative now wants the investigation ‘accelerated’, stating that Brian Shivambu’s clandestine admission ‘has blown the cover of all involved’:

“The DA calls on South African Police Services (SAPS) to provide updates on the charges that we laid against Julius Malema, Floyd Shivambu, and his brother Brian, in November 2018. It has been more than two years since the DA laid charges against EFF and to this day, we have not received any communication from the SAPS.”

“The cloak of secrecy surrounding the admission is revealing and effectively nullifies claims by the EFF that it was not involved in the looting of pensioners’ money. Now that Malema and Shivambu’s cover appears to have been blown – the DA expects SAPS, to expedite its investigation so that the EFF leadership is brought to book “


Presh JM Reporter

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