Julius Malema. (Photo: Gallo Images)
Cape Town – EFF leader Julius Malema on Friday at a press conference at the IEC results centre took aim at South African entertainment company Mabala Noise.
During his speech Malema pointed fingers at the company that has signed the likes of Riky Rick, Emtee, DJ Bongz and more.
According to the controversial head of the EFF the entertainment company allegedly paid "each artist not less than R5m each" to join the company and perform at ANC events during the elections. He then encouraged the media to investigate the company.
Malema’s comments sent shock waves through social media after he pointed out that the owner of the company, Reggie Nkambule Nkabinde, is also the Treasurer General of the ANC Youth League.
Mabala Noise recently brought American rapper Chris Brown to South Africa and is co-owned by DJ Bongz, an old business partner of Reggie.
During his speech Malema challenged the owners of the entertainment company to take him to court over his allegations. He said: “If they think I'm talking nonsense they must sue me then the suing process will give them a chance to say how much they paid those artists. That's why I challenge them here."
Local rapper Riky Rick took to Twitter to deny Malema's claims. He wrote: "Bhek... There is no R5million I ever received from anyone... @Julius_S_Malema DO NOT LIE TO THE PEOPLE."
He added: "Anyone who knows me knows how hard we work for what we have... @Julius_S_Malema included. Dont ever get it twisted..."