The ANC Youth League has launched a scathing attack on its former leader Julius Malema, branding him a "drunkard and a womaniser", according to a report on Wednesday.
Gauteng ANCYL provincial chairperson Lebogang Maile made the remarks at a press conference at Walter Sisulu House.
Maile tore into Malema — who last week formed his own party, dubbed the Economic Freedom Fighters — for calling ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu a "drunkard".
"Jackson Mthembu apologised for his actions. Julius Malema must stop calling people drunkards when you are a drunkard yourself — a drunkard and a womaniser. You must see them in their private parties sipping expensive champagne and then womanising," Maile said, according to The Star newspaper.
Maile added that EFF members were not "revolutionaries who uphold moral standards" as they often engaged in "disgusting things".
"The reason Malema formed a political party was due to the fact that the doors of tenders were closed in Limpopo. They now want that money for political parties from Parliament to fund their expensive lifestyles," said Maile.
"Mr Sushi [Kenny Kunene] is struggling to fund his lifestyle. They are going to fight over those parliamentary funds. The media does not ask Malema where he gets his millions," Maile said.