PR sues ANC over covert 'War Room' campaign

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Johannesburg, 10 June, 2016 - Speaking at The Gathering, Julius Malema said President Jacob Zuma was only interested in leadership to protect his own interests and has nothing to offer the country.

JOHANNESBURG - Public relations consultant Sihle Bolani, at the centre of the so-called ANC War Room scandal, has opened a case with police after being threatened.

Investigative journlists amaBhungane reports that Bolani is suing the ANC for more than R2-million over her involvement in a multimillion-rand campaign to discredit opposition parties before the municipal elections in August last year.

READ: Inside the ANC’s 'black ops' election campaign

Bolani’s court action was found not to be urgent and struck from the roll on Tuesday morning.

She claims she was part of a team called the War Room tasked with disempowering the DA and EFF election campaigns and setting a pro-ANC agenda in the media. Part of this reportedly involved printing fake posters of EFF leader Julius Malema with a gun.

Bolani signed a R1-million settlement agreement with the ANC in December, but she is now demanding the full R2.2-million she claims is owed.

The ANC denies that the so-called War Room existed.