Malema office break-in: ANC slams involvement claims


The African National Congress (ANC) has stated it would not be surprised if members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) faked the break-in at the Parliamentary office of party leader Julius Malema, in an attempt to further discredit its operations.

A series of documents relating to Malema’s safety and security information were stolen from his office on Wednesday, with the party describing it as having been an inside job.

“When the EFF Parliamentary support staff arrived at the office, they found the door locks had been changed and doors left opened,” spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

“We condemn and express utter disgust over the reality that there is growing securitisation of Parliament and all its operations”.

In an entry on Politicsweb, ANC spokesperson in the office of Chief Whip Stone Sizani, Moloto Mothapo, said no comments would be made regarding “reckless” allegations that the party were linked to the break-in.

“These opportunistic utterances, which are entirely devoid of any substance or proof, are illustrative of a party desperate for attention. It would not surprise anyone if the EFF faked the break-in merely to make these malicious and opportunistic claims against the object of its fanatic obsession, the ANC,” he said.

“We would not stoop so low as to dignify such nonsense with a serious response.”