The Economic Freedom Fighters started Tweeting and Retweeting about Steinhoff after the news broke that the first VBS looters were arrested.
The party’s leader, Julius Malema retweeted a number of Tweets pointing out that Steinhoff should be the bigger focus.
The EFF Deputy President, Floyd Shivambu said “So the billions looted under apartheid, the billions of workers pensions lost in Steinhof, the so called mistaken R5 billion deposit in eskom, the Eskom COO case, the CR17 billions, and the Grindrod grants clearance billions do not count in Jamnandas NDPP’s books?”
This comes after Godfrey Lebeya, head of the Priority Crime Investigation Directorate, announced at a news conference that four people were arrested on Wednesday for the alleged fraud and corruption that led to the bank collapsing. Three more people hand them over to the police during the day.
The seven are charged with 47 crimes on Thursday in Palm Ridge Regional Court in Gauteng, including money laundering, fraud, theft and corruption.
An eighth suspect is being quarantined due to the Covid-19 regulation.
Pauli Van Wyk says that one of the eight arrested was directly involved with the EFF.
#VBS' chair #TshifhiwaMatodzi is one of 8 arrested relating to the fleecing of the bank. I wrote about his role here, and showed how he ordered money to be paid to the #EFF leaders' front company as "lobbying fees" & because the account was "strategic". https://t.co/cwWbDOSVoh— Pauli Van Wyk (@PaulivW) June 17, 2020
The EFF pleaded that the “innocent until proven guilty principle must be followed”.