PAC, APC slam Afriforum decision to pursue Malema’s prosecution

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Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) leader Luthando Mbinda says while his party does not condone corruption, the latest move by Afriforum to pursue a private prosecution against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is questionable.

He says the PAC does not support private prosecutions as they may pursue a certain agenda. “We do not know who is funding them and we do not even know whose interest they are advancing but what is very clear is that Afriforum is representing a certain group of the Afrikaner and even if you go through the website you will see that everything is written in Afrikaans.

“That means they have got an agenda and we do not even understand why this country would allow something  like that to be formed. Obviously as PAC, we will never support anyone who is corrupt. We are there to make sure that we intensify the fight against corruption, so the concern is about the Afriforum.”

Meanwhile, African People’s Convention leader, Themba Godi, has slammed Afriforum for what he calls selective private prosecution.  Godi described the latest move against Malema as wake-up call for the EFF to cut ties with the DA.

“As the APC, we have always said that Afriforum is an instrument of white power and privilege to harass and embarrass Africans. They have consistently pursued selective cases that seek to promote and consolidate white power or to actually harass and embarrass Africans.

“I think this should be a wake-up call to the EFF to realize that their hobnobbing with the DA because it has been to the advantage to white privilege without advancing anything that promotes the interest of the previously oppressed. We as the APC, actually call on the EFF to actually cut  their ties  with the DA wherever they are because it is clear that for as  any opportunity that the beneficiary of apartheid gets to embarrass any African leader they would do that, and what we are calling for is black solidarity.”

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