The EFF says he is aware of a planned assassination attempt on his leader Julius Malema.
The party said in a statement on its website that “trusted sources” informed the party of the plans.
The threats are apparently from a “small politically group of” individuals in North West who approached “drug dealers and assassins in various provinces, especially in the Western Cape” to kill Malema.
According to the statement, the plans were forged on the eve of the EFF’s “political victory” over the ANC party in North West.
Network24 reported earlier that an EFF had put in a motion of distrust against Supra Mahumapelo, the prime minister of North West, who would serve the provincial legislature on Tuesday, was postponed to eleven hours because the EFF wanted a secret ballot in the legislature. The motion will only be put on table in about three weeks.
In the EFF’s statement on “assassination plans,” it states that the party also received various death threats of on social media, via “private” mobile numbers and fake email addresses.
The EFF also said that they informed the police minister about the death threats and expected action to take place against any threat to the party’s leadership.
The ministry of police was not immediately available for comment.
A few hours before the EFF issued the statement, Malema struck that he reached a point in his life “where I believe I’m equal to a white person. Some of my people, along with whites, hate me for it, because in their minds white people are better and dare none of us who are conquered as they act. ”
#JuliusMalema The EFF says it will lay a complaint at a police station soon, but has so far written to police minister Bheki Cele to make him aware of the threat on Malema’s life.
– EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 18, 2018