Shivambu vows civil ac­tion against Mail & Guardian, Sun­day World ‘lies’

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JO­HAN­NES­BURG -

An al­ready con­fus­ing story has con­tin­ued to get weirder. In the wake of the Mail & Guardian re­port­ing yes­ter­day that EFF Deputy Pres­i­dent Floyd Shivambu had ap­par­ently been caught out in a web of mis­truths con­cern­ing a bur­glary at his flat, an un­happy Shivambu vowed that both they and another news­pa­per, Sun­day World, had some­how made the whole thing up.

He claimed that Sun­day World never ac­tu­ally quoted him, as claimed, about “any bur­glary in Four­ways and I al­ready wrote to the edi­tor and the lousy re­porter”. He then claimed the M&G sup­pos­edly knew their re­port was a lie and he would sue them over it. The pa­per very clearly claimed last week to have spo­ken to Shivambu and went into some de­tail about what he sup­pos­edly told them.

Last week­end, when The Cit­i­zen re­ported on the story in the Sun­day World, de­tail­ing the al­leged claims by Shivambu of his flat be­ing bur­gled, sus­pi­cions around it were al­ready raised.

The EFF's Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu.

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