War of words between EFF, Cele over IFP 'assassination plot'

War of words between EFF, Cele over IFP 'assassination plot'

The police minister and the EFF's secretary general traded insults in Parliament on Tuesday over an alleged assassination plot implicating the IFP in KZN. 

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Addressing MPs during the debate on the State of the Nation Address in Cape Town, Minister Bheki Cele, says that he did not inform the EFF about an attempt on Marshall Dlamini's life. 


Cele then told party leader Julius Malema that Dlamini lied to him. 


"Wednesday, before the Sona, I had a long meeting with the deputy secretary of EFF in my house. He was there to urge and beg me to confirm that I have said IFP will kill him. When I refused, he promised me that life is going to be difficult for me."


A war of words broke out in the house. 


Dlamini raised a point of order insisting that Cele was the one who'd called him to tell him about the alleged plot to assassinate him. 


"Let me address his coward of the ANC. So the question that he should be responding to is, did he not call me last week Saturday? 


"He called me and his call was very clear, ‘SG, I have detected political intolerance in KwaZulu-Natal that is going to lead to killings’."

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Last week, the red berets claimed to have received intelligence reports from police that senior IFP leaders were plotting to assassinate Dlamini.


 The IFP denied this, calling the allegations, "sensationalist, unsubstantiated and fabricated".

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