Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says she is desperately waiting for evidence of an improper relationship between her and ANCYL treasurer, Reggie Nkabinde, as alleged by EFF leader Julius Malema.
While many have written off Malema’s allegations; others described him as South Africa’s favourite underdog; especially after he boldly opened up about Nkandla debacle [which subsequently emerged as truth].
Juju opened a can of worms on Monday when he accused the minister of favouring Nkabinde with tenders. According to the defiant leader, Nkabinde’s record label, Mabala Noise received a whooping sum of R5 million just to hire artists who featured at ANC events.
Malema further smashed the minister when he bluntly claimed she is having an improper affair with Nkabinde; in fact, he said Nkabinde was Mokonyane’s Ben-10.
In response, Nkabinde downplayed Malema’s ‘unproven allegations’. The ANCYL leader rather maintained that his relationship with the minister was that of “mother and son”, and that his Mabala Noise has never had any business transaction with government or the ANC.
The ANC Youth League refused to make any comment on the matter when contacted‚ insisting that all questions should go to Mabala Noise.
Water And Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane described Malema’s allegations as nonsensical and baseless; promising not to pursue legal action against Malema irrespective of his unsubstantial allegations.
“We have quietly dismissed them as allegations that do not have standing and cannot stand on any platform. As a department; we do not have any dealing with Mabala Noise. It is silly season, Julius Malema may put any challenge that he wants to put but I do not think we want to entertain it that far
The onus is on him to provide the relevant facts so that they can back up the allegations he has made. We will not fall into the trap of giving Julius Malema airtime, wasting the time of the court,” the statement reads.