Juju's cash is our concern
JULIUS Malema's finances ceased to be his private business the moment he started behaving like a hired gun meddling in public affairs on behalf of unscrupulous businessmen, making unreasonable demands of land grabs without compensation and utterances that tarnish the country's image and threatens its stability.
Even if key assets and minerals are nationalised, South Africa will still need foreign investments to grow the economy.
Malema was naive to think that only electronic payments and chequebooks can be traced, considering his modus operandi of strictly cash-only transactions. He must explain the R50,000. Is there more where that came from?
Perhaps the bunker he is allegedly building in his Sandton mansion is in actual fact a strongroom to hide tender kickbacks and other rewards for hurling insults at everyone, the president included.
For as long as his lifestyle does not match his earnings, he must explain who funds the excess and at what cost? We demand answers because we suspect he is being bankrolled from the public purse.
Take, for instance, media reports that IGL Engineering, the company in which Malema once served as director, is rumoured to be the employer of the man who deposited R50,000 cash for a fine on behalf of Malema to the Sonke Gender Justice Network.
IGL is the same company alleged to have won multi-million rand tenders from Limpopo's government led by Malema's biggest ally, Cassel Mathale. He only distanced himself from IGL after media reports surfaced about questionable tenders amid claims of poor performances and sub-standard jobs.
The public has a right to know the source of Malema's extra cash, which seems to inspire his public utterances in disharmony with ANC and government policies, shaming us all.
Victor Mbetse, Limpopo