Malema calls on Mbalula to admit the Guptas offered him his job
Julius Malema first made the claim in his post-Sona debate speech in Parliament last month.
Malema first made the claim in his post-State of the Nation debate speech in Parliament last month, and today he called on Mbalula to "do the right thing" and admit to the nation he was offered the job by the controversial family.
Hope @MbalulaFikile will also confirm that he was offered the sports ministry by the Gupta's & unlike Jonas he accepted it& complained later
- Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) March 16, 2016
But the sports minister is not letting Malema get away with these claims this time.
He hit back in a series of tweets, calling Malema's claims "provocation".
He has also denied being offered the sports ministry post by any member of the Gupta family.
What you are saying is simply provocation.I was never offered any job by anyone. I'm not accountable to you but to ANC NEC @Julius_S_Malema— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) March 16, 2016
Ur story keeps changing by the weather.First you said they called me and said I will be appointed now you say they offered @Julius_S_Malema— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) March 16, 2016
Continued abuse of inaccurately putting out information you were privy to in the ANC is flatly immature. @Julius_S_Malema— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) March 16, 2016
As a member in good standing of the ANC I will raise any of my concerns within it. Peddling of inaccuracies is low @Julius_S_Malema— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) March 16, 2016
My mentions pic.twitter.com/OEGAr2Phkg— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) March 16, 2016
Malema's call to Mbalula follows former African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Vytjie Mentor's confession on Facebook yesterday that she was offered a ministerial job, also by the Guptas.
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Today, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas also confirmed that he was offered the position of finance minister by a member of the Gupta family - an offer he says he rejected out of hand.
The Gupta family has on numerous occasions denied the allegations that they had offered people ministerial posts in return for certain conditions.