E Cape EFF blames implications in VBS scandal on cheap politics

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The EFF in the Eastern Cape has accused those against land expropriation without compensation of manufacturing lies and implicating the party’s deputy president, Floyd Shivhambu in the VBS bank scandal.

The province says it stands by the party’s deputy president and says EFF members must not be shaken by this.

The province is gearing up for the start of its provincial elective conference in East London this weekend.

The EFF, a party that has been vocal about corruption, finds itself defending its leadership against corruption allegations.

A South African Reserve Bank report fingers the party’s deputy president, Floyd Shivambu, say he received  R10 million  in the VBS bank scandal.

The EFF in the province says this is just cheap politics trying to distract the nation from the land issue.

EFF Convenor in the Eastern Cape Marshall Dlamini, “He says they will not be side-tracked in voting for land expropriation without compensation.”

EFF members in the province are visibly excited to vote for new leadership.

The provincial structures were disbanded in 2016 after a poor showing in the local government elections.