The Economic Freedom Fighters said it has been alerted of nefarious and evil plans to assassinate their leader Julius Malema.
The EFF said it is not taking the threats lightly.
EFF acting national spokesperson Tebogo Mokwele said the covert plans come from reliable sources who indicate that a small group of politically insecure and insane individuals from the North West Province have approached drug dealers and assassins in different provinces, particularly in the Western Cape to assassinate EFF President.
“he threats from this group of politically insecure and insane individuals are informed by the fact that the EFF is on the verge of politically defeating the ANC in the North West Province, and other provinces in the upcoming general elections.
“These threats are real and should not be taken lightly because the North West is one of the provinces known for mysterious and unresolved political killings.
“These security threats also form part of several threats coming from right-wing forces, who use social media, private caller identities, and fake emails platforms to pose death threats against the leadership of the EFF,” said Mokwele.
She said the threats are largely linked to the EFF’s uncompromising and decisive leadership of the struggle for land expropriation without compensation and the relentless war against racism.
The EFF has alerted the Minister of Police about the death threats and expect that action will be taken against each and every threat posed on the leadership of the EFF.
Mokwele said the EFF has also worked on strengthening of internal security because they are aware that cowards, who have no convincing alternate political programme against the EFF, are now resorting to thoughts of violent and fatal suppression of a genuine political alternative.