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