In an interview, Operation Dudula leader, Nhlanhla Lux claimed that Malema was jealous of him. Malema has hit back at the claims.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema has slammed claims that he is the reason behind Operation Dudula leader, Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini’s arrest
Dlamini was arrested on Thursday, 24 March and was denied bail on Saturday, 26 March. Lux’s legal team applied for bail on Saturday and the request was denied. However, Lux will get another chance at bail when he appears at the Roodepoort Magistrates Court on Monday, 28 March.
MALEMA ON THE ARREST OF NHLANHLA ‘LUX’ DLAMINI
Soweto resident Victor Ramerafe, whose home was allegedly ransacked by Operation Dudula members last week Sunday reportedly opened a case of housebreaking.
During his radio interview with Motsweding FM, Malema said ‘the poor man’ asked the EFF to accompany him to open a case.
Malema insisted that the EFF did not open a case against Nhlanhla Lux. “We just accompanied our member who told us he doesn’t feel safe.”
“As we speak, I am busy at a farm in Limpopo monitoring pregnancy tests of cows. The next thing I hear is that I am the one who called for the arrest of Nhlanhla Lux. Where would I be getting such powers to do that?
“I don’t have time for small boys, and I don’t even want to waste my time on such useless people.”
In a TV interview on Thursday evening, Dlamini said Julius Malema couldn’t stand it when a strong young man spoke, and people listened better. “He’s jealous of the relationship between Operation Dudula and the police.” Dlamini accused Malema of being jealous and that he hated the progress made by Operation Dudula, saying it is because their progress is within the boundaries of the law.
There have been fears that the Operation Dudula leader might be poisoned while he is in custody. Patriotic Alliance deputy president Kenny Kunene said it was confusing that Lux was detained at the Johannesburg Central police station yet he was supposed to be at the Dobsonville police station in Soweto.
“We said Nhlanhla Lux must not eat food at the police station because we suspect that he might be poisoned. We have also asked that Nhlanhla Lux must be put in a cell alone because last night he slept with people he does not know. “We know what happens in police custodies, we requested and there was an agreement that he will get his cell. His mother will be the only one who will buy food and deliver it to him at the police station.”