By Blessing Mabunda
Giyani- After so much fanfare in anticipated of the open letter that was about to be addressed to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Deputy Chief Commander, Floyd Shivambu, and his younger brother Brian Shivambu, who until recently has been implicated in the VBS scandal has somewhat been put on ice.
The open letter was meant to be published at 14h00 on Thursday, but didn’t happen as promised.
They are reports that the Rixaka Royal Leadership Unity representing all Vatsonga/Machangana Chieftaincy in Limpopo, are allegedly reported to have requested to meet Gazankulu Liberation Congress (GLC) Convenor Thembani Gift Maswanganyi who had promised to publish the open letter titled “the Floyd Shivambu I know” in a Facebook post.
On another message, through his Facebook post published on Thursday afternoon, Maswanganyi claimed that he received phone calls from various stakeholders from three Chiefs from Rixaka Royal Leadership Unity representing all Vatsonga/Machangana Chieftaincy in Limpopo.
“The Chiefs request that I must meet with them for the purpose of finding a solution.
“Another call from lawyers and family members of Shivambu requesting that I should not destroy a fellow brother, and I must cool down.”
Maswanganyi, however, has promised to publish the open letter since it’s ready for publication, but it can only be delayed until he meets with the Chiefs in N’wamitwa, Mhinga and in Giyani today.
Albeit, it’s abrasive, the Gift’s Facebook post gave a contradictory impression and went on to say that the pdf version of ‘the open letter’ is available to be sent to everyone who will send his/her email address to him.
Our efforts to get hold of Chief Mhinga and N’wamitwa were fruitless.