Malema’s EFF duped by house beneficiary

The Sunday Times has reported that S'thandiwe Hlongwane is married to a senior archivist at the KwaZulu-Natal department of arts and culture, who earns around R250 000 a year.

On January 11, EFF leader Julius Malema attended a ceremony in Nkandla to hand over a two bedroom house his party built to Hlongwane and her children.

Hlongwane and her husband, Lucky Nene, own at least two other properties and a VW Polo and Toyota Hilux.

Last year Hlongwane reportedly took Malema to the ramshackle home where she was brought up.

The party was prompted into helping Hlongwane after seeing photographs of her home, taken during the Democratic Alliance's attempt to visit Zuma's R208-million homestead in November 2012, the paper reported.

Malema said that, as far as he knew, Hlongwane was an unmarried mother of two.

Asked why she had accepted the house from the EFF, Hlongwane said: "They just wanted to help a poor family".

Nene said he tried to seek advice from Zuma, his wife Sizakele Khumalo, a local chief and the local ANC councillor, before his wife accepted the house. He denied misleading the EFF. – Sapa

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