Sources at the department of higher education say EFF leader Julius Malema faked his matric results to keep out of the spotlight.
One source told the Daily Vox on condition of anonymity that MalemaÂ had specifically asked for his school results to be dumbed down “inÂ fear of being taken seriously”.
“Think of it in the way Jesus pretended to be a carpenter,” the source said.
Malema has been in hot water over the past few weeks over a series ofÂ allegations including assault, pointing a firearm and damage toÂ property. He is currently under investigation by the NationalÂ Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, spokesperson of the EFF, said it was not the firstÂ time Malema had been accused ofÂ doctoring his results but added that this was nothing more than aÂ purposeful attempt to malign their leader.
“There is nothing more fearful to white people that a clever blackÂ man,” Ndlozi said. “We want to assure you that this is not the case.”
When contacted for comment, the ANC said the allegations were baselessÂ and described the Department of Education as fool-proof.
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