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"He started it": Malema demands an apology from Kenny Kunene or he will face an R1 million lawsuit

Kenny Kunene, one of the founding members of the EFF might found himself in hot water if he does not apologise to the leader, Julius Malema. The commander in Chief of the EFF has demanded that Kenny apologise for his remarks in which he labelled him a "cockroach". Failure to do so might result in a lawsuit.

Juju is clearly not a happy leader right now and the source of his unhappiness is one of the man who were there when the EFF was founded. Kenny Kunene left the EFF on August 2013, less than a year after its formation.

Kunene is currently the deputy president of the Patriotic Alliance. After the elections it looked as though the two parties, EFF and PA were going to work together in many municipalities across the country. But the roof came down before any concrete partnerships were formed.

Malema remarked that he was “conflicted” about working with pamtiti (convicts). Both the deputy and the president of the PA were once convicts. Kenny Kunene spent 6 years behind bars for running a ponzi scheme, while Gayton McKenzie the president spent seven years inside for two different robberies.

Following Juju's statement an unhappy Kenny appeared on eNCA saying this “…we have stood back but now it is over,” said Kunene during a live segment. “I am going to deal with him [Malema]. Whenever I meet him, he must tell me I am pantiti to my face.”

Kenny also said he was going to call a press conference and reveal why he left the EFF.

Malose Marakalala


@Ruraltarain Kenny Kunene is promising to deal with the ... it's lit.

McKenzie was more relaxed in his response. He said he and Kenny were once criminals but are now serving their communities.

Gayton McKenzie


They can call us criminals, yes we did commit crimes 3 decades ago, we went to jail, we paid for our crimes, we share our riches because we know what it is not to have, we gave 17 000 food parcels during lockdown. Salute

Malema gave Kenny up until the end of business day on Monday, November 22, to apologise or face a one million lawsuit. His legal team had sent Kenny a letter dating 19 November. It is believed that Mackenzie also received the letter since Kunene made the remarks while wearing PA regalia. This an excerpt from the letter.

“Your desire to exact political revenge is related to the recent local government elections in which you and our client were political rivals. In other words, your intention or purpose was to score political points by deliberately impugning our client’s character.

“The defamatory statements were also made in retaliation against our client for labelling you a ‘convict’.

“Insofar as our client labelled you a convict, we do not intend to remind you of your criminal convictions which are not only a statement of fact but a matter of public record.”

Is Juju trying to recoup the money he spent on the King's Mercedes Benz? Or he has a strong case here, remember he is the one who started by calling people "bantinti" which means prisoner, but now he is running to the law courts. Drop a comment and let us know what you think.

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