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Malema's parliamentary office burgled

The EFF says there was no sign of a break in, suggesting that copies of the EFF’s office keys were obtained.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) say the parliamentary office of party leader Julius Malema has been burgled.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says when Malema's personal assistant returned this morning after the winter recess she found doors leading to Malema's office open and files missing.

"The files contained sensitive and confidential information of the EFF and the commander in chief."

The party said the files contained the travel and security information of the leader.

Ndlozi says, however, there was no sign of a break in, suggesting that copies of the EFF's office keys had been obtained.

"We have serious suspicions that it's an inside job by the ANC in Parliament."

The EFF's spokesperson says it appears the lock on the door between Malema's office and that of his PA has been changed as the key no longer works.

Ndlozi says they've reported the matter both to the police and to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete.

The EFF says it hopes and believes the police and Parliamentary Protection Services will thoroughly and independently investigate the burglary if neither of them were involved in the act.

"We hope that the individuals who broke into the CIC's office will be caught, arrested and those working with them exposed," the party said in a statement.

He says the incident could have occurred at any time during the recent parliamentary recess.